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ON  FREE  PUBLIC  VIEW 

9  A.M.  UNTIL  6  P.M. 

AT  THE  AMERICAN  ART  GALLERIES 

MADISON  SQUARE  SOUTH,  NEW  YORK 

FROM  THURSDAY,  APRIL  18th,   1918 

UNTIL  THE  DATE  OF  SALE,  INCLUSIVE 


THE   BEAUTIFUL 
ART  TREASURES  AND  ANTIQUITIES 

THE  PROPERTY  OF 

5IGNOR  5TEFANO  BARDINI 


TO  BE  SOLD  AT  UNRESTRICTED  PUBLIC  SALE 
AT  THE  AMERICAN  ART  GALLERIES 

MADISON  SQUARE  SOUTH,  NEW  YORK 

ON  THE  AFTERNOONS  OF 
APRIL   23rd,  24th,  25th,  26th  AND  27th,   1918 

AT  2.30  O'CLOCK 

AND 
ON  THE  EVENING  OF  THURSDAY,  APRIL  25th 

BEGINNING  .AT  8.15   O'CLOCK 


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DE  LUXE  ILLUSTRATED  CATALOGUE 

OF  THE 

BEAUTIFUL 

TREASURES  AND  ANTIQUITIES 

ILLUSTRATING  THE 

GOLDEN  AGE  OF  ITALIAN  ART 

BELONGING  TO  THE  FAMOUS  EXPERT  AND  ANTIQUARIAN 

SIGNOR  STEFANO  BARDINI 

OF  FLORENCE.  ITALY 


THE  ENTIRE  COLLECTION 
TO   BE  SOLD   AT   UNRESTRICTED   PUBLIC   SALE 
BY  DIRECTION  OF  SIGNOR  BARDINI,  THE  SOLE  OWNER 
ON  THE  AFTERNOONS  AND  EVENING  HEREIN  STATED 


CATALOGUE  COMPILED,  FROM  DESCRIPTIONS  AND  PROVENIENCES  FURNISHED  BY 
PROFESSOR  STEFANO  BARDINI,  BY  MR.  HORACE  TOWNSEND  OF  NEW  VORK 


THE  SALE  WILL  BE  CONDUCTED  BY 

MR.  THOMAS  E.  KIRBY 

AND    HIS  ASSISTANT,  MR.  O.  BERNET,  OF  THE 

AMERICAN  ART  ASSOCIATION,  MANAGERS 

MADISON  SQUARE  SOUTH,  NEW  YORK 
1918 


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THE  AMERICAN  ART  ASSOCIATION 

DESIGNS  ITS  CATALOGUES  AND  DIRECTS 

ALL  DETAILS  OF  ILLUSTRATION 

TEXT  AND  TYPOGRAPHY 


THE   BARDINI   COLLECTION 

Sig-nor  Stefano  IJardiiii.  of  Floreiicx',  wlio  has  consigned  to  the 
American  Art  Association,  to  he  sold  at  nnrestricted  jjuhlic  sale,  the 
objects  herein  described,  has  for  nearly  two  generations  held  a  fore- 
most place  among'  European  experts  and  anticiuarians.  Not  only  a 
majority  of  those  i)rivate  collectors  interested  in  the  artistic  produc- 
tions of  Renaissance  Italy,  but  most  of  the  Directors  of  the  great 
National  Museums,  have  been  wont  to  repair  to  him  during  the  past 
half-century. 

By  them  he  has  been  regarded  not  merely  as  a  dealer  in  precious 
things,  but  as  an  expert  who  has  made  a  life  study  of  the  art  of 
the  Quattrocento  and  Cinquecento,  and  to  him  they  have  often  turned 
when  the  authenticity  of  any  particular  piece  was  in  question. 

Signor  Bardini's  determination  to  offer  so  large  a  proportion  of 
his  gatherings  of  a  lifetime  to  the  American  public  is  due  to  the  dis- 
turbed state  of  his  coimtry,  brought  about  by  the  present  war  con- 
ditions, and  so  the  people  of  this  country  have  an  opportunity,  which 
would  not  otherwise  be  afforded  them,  of  purchasing  at  an  unre- 
stricted public  sale  Italian  Objects  of  Art  selected  and  assembled  to- 
gether by  one  of  the  world's  acknowledged  experts. 

The  collection,  so  interestingly  representative  of  Signor  Bardini's 
career  of  over  half  a  centin-y.  has  as  one  of  its  outstanding  featm-es  a 
grouj)  of  some  twenty-nine  colored  Stucco  Reliefs  which  were  gath- 
ered during  the  first  years  of  his  business  experience.  This  means 
that  they  were  selected  some  half-century  ago  when  creations  by  tlie 
leading  artists  of  the  Renaissance  were  readily  obtainable,  and  it 
is,  therefore,  not  surprising  to  find  among  them  the  works  of  such 
masters  as  liUca  della  Robbia,  Donatello.  Desiderio  da  Settignano 
and  Antonio  Rossellino. 

The  JMarbles,  headed  by  an  exquisite  torso  assigned  by  leading 
critics  to  Polykleitos.  include  also  master])ieces  of  the  ^liddle  Ages  by 
such  sculptors  as  Benvenuto  Cellini.  Baccio  Bandinelli  and  the  painter 
we  know  as  Francia.  while  the  works  in  glazed  terra-cotta  by  the 
Della  Robbia  family,  of  which  there  is  a  quite  surprising  showing. 


number  auK^nti'  them  a  superb  ]Madonna  and  Child  by  nt)  less  a  hand 
than  that  of  Andrea  himself. 

Signor  liardini's  collection  of  Bronzes,  amon<)'  which  will  be 
found  examples  l)v  Giovanni  da  Bolo<^na.  Rustici  and  Verrocchio,  is 
especially  notaljle  for  the  number  of  Plaquettes,  ]Medallions  and 
Medals  therein  included,  for  during;  the  past  two  decades  examples 
such  as  comprise  Signer  Bardini's  collection  ha\e  won  the  appre- 
ciation of  all  collectors  of  Florentine  and  Paduan  art  at  its  very  best. 
Testimony  to  the  care  and  discrimination  of  Signor  Bardini  as  a 
collector  is  afforded  by  the  fact  that  from  his  treasiu'e  house  many 
pieces  of  note  have  found  their  way  into  the  I^ouvre,  the  South  Ken- 
sington and  other  National  ]Museums,  in  whose  catalogues  they  have 
been  deemed  worthy  of  illustrating. 

The  temptation  is  great  to  linger  nj)on  the  Bardini  ^la- 
jolicas,  among  which  will  be  seen  typical  jiroducts  from  the  kilns 
of  Faenza,  Caffaggiolo,  Urbino,  Deruta  and  Siena,  upon  the  small 
but  delightful  collection  of  Tapestries,  and  upon  such  "Ogetti  Varie" 
as  the  magnificent  Porcelain  Clock  case  made  for  his  own  use  by 
the  ]Marchese  Ginoni  at  Doccia,  as  the  carven  Reliquary  and  as  the 
cleverly  Avrought  ^Monstrance,  or  upon  the  collection  of  pictures 
chosen  mainly  for  their  decorative  value. 

Particular  attention,  hoAvever,  must  be  directed  to  Avhat  may 
form  a  chief  attraction  of  Signor  Bardini's  collection.  This  is  the 
gathering  of  Italian  Furniture,  representing  the  craftsmanship  of 
some  three  centuries,  although  the  larger  proportion  consists  of  the 
work  of  the  Italian  artificers  of  the  Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries. 
Here  are  Chairs  ranging  from  the  dignified  Seggiole,  covered  with 
lordly  tapestries  with  golden  grounds,  to  those  of  Sgabello  type,  with 
wood  seats  and  backs,  delightsome  in  the  intricacy  of  their  carving. 
Tables  distinguished  by  the  stately  nobility  of  their  appearance,  and 
Cabinets,  the  severity  of  whose  outlines  is  relieved  by  the  graceful 
elegance  of  their  detail.  To  these  must  be  added  what  is  probably 
the  largest  collection  of  Cassone  ever  placed  on  exhil)ition  in  this 
country — carved,  gilded,  inlaid,  painted  and  finished  with  the  richest 
of  pastiglia  work — and  a  very  striking  gathering  of  the  carved  and 
gilded  furniture  of  later  days  when  the  Italians  vied  with  the  French 
in  the  luxury  and  display  which  served  as  a  background  to  their 
domestic  life. 

Unfortunately,  this  remarkable  collection  is  not  as  complete  and 
representative  of  the  owner's  taste  and  ability  as  a  connoisseur  as 


Signor  Rardiiii  orioiiially  intended,  owing  to  the  fact  that  at  ahnost 
the  last  moment  the  Itahan  Government,  under  tlie  provisions  of 
its  statutes,  exercised  its  right  to  l)econie  the  owner  of  a  number 
of  important  objects,  and  to  refuse  permission  for  the  exportation  of 
other  objects  of  artistic  distinction. 

Wliile  tlie  pubhc  sale  of  this  collection,  like  all  others  managed 
by  the  American  Art  Association,  will  be  subject  to  its  usual  terms 
and  conditions  as  set  forth  in  this  and  other  catalogues  it  publishes, 
a  final  word  may  be  said  to  the  effect  that  Signor  Eardini  has  himself 
assigned  to  each  object  its  authorshij),  or  period,  therebv  giving 
to  it,  as  it  were,  the  stamp  of  approval  of  one  whose  opinion  in  such 
matters,  as  already  has  been  pointed  out,  is  universally  regarded  as 
authoritative. 

Horace  Towxsend. 

New  York,  A2)ril  10,  1918. 


CONDITIONS   OF   SALE 

1.  Any  bid  which  is  merely  a  nominal  or  fractional  advance  niav 
be  rejected  by  the  auctioneer,  if,  in  his  judgment,  such  bid  would  be 
likely  to  affect  the  sale  injuriously. 

2.  The  highest  bidder  shall  be  the  buyer,  and  if  any  dispute  arise 
between  two  or  more  bidders,  the  auctioneer  shall  either  decide  the  same 
or  put  up  for  re-sale  the  lot  s-o  in  dispute. 

3.  Payment  shall  be  made  of  all  or  such  part  of  tho  purchase 
money  as  may  be  required,  and  the  names  and  addresses  of  the  pur- 
chasers shall  be  given  innnediately  on  the  sale  of  every  lot,  in  default 
of  which  the  lot  so  purchased  shall  be  immediately  put  up  again  and 
rc-sold. 

Payment  of  that  part  of  the  purchase  money  not  made  at  the 
time  of  sale  shall  be  made  within  ten  days  thereafter,  in  default  of 
which  the  undersigned  may  either  continue  to  hold  the  lots  at  the 
risk  of  the  purchaser  and  take  such  action  as  may  be  necessary  for 
the  enforcement  of  the  sale,  or  may  at  public  or  private  sale,  and 
without  other  than  this  notice,  re-sell  the  lots  for  the  benefit  of  such 
purchaser,  and  the  deficiency  (if  any)  arising  from  such  re-sale  shall 
be  a  charge  against  such  purchaser. 

-i.  Delivery  of  any  purchase  will  be  made  only  upon  payment 
of  the  total  amount  due  for  all  purchases  at  the  sale. 

Deliveries  will  be  made  on  sales  days  between  the  hours  of  9 
A.  INI.  and  1  P.  M.,  and  on  other  days — except  holidays — between  the 
hours  of  9  A.  M.  and  5  P.  M. 

Delivery  of  any  purchase  will  be  made  onl}'  at  the  American  Art 
Galleries,  or  other  place  of  sale,  as  the  case  may  be,  and  only  on  pre- 
senting the  bill  of  purchase. 

Delivery  may  be  made,  at  the  discretion  of  the  Association,  of 
any  purchase  during  the  session  of  the  sale  at  which  it  was  sold. 

5.  Shipping,  boxing  or  wrapping  of  purchases  is  a  business  in 
which  the  Association  is  in  no  wise  engaged,  and  will  not  be  performed 


by  the  Association  for  purchasers.  The  Association  will,  however, 
afford  to  purchasers  every  facility  for  employing  at  current  and 
reasonable  rates  carriers  and  packers;  doing  so,  however,  without  any 
assumption  of  responsibilit}-  on  its  jiart  for  the  acts  and  charges  of 
the  parties  engaged  for  such  service. 

6.  Storage  of  any  purchase  shall  be  at  the  sole  risk  of  the  pur- 
chaser. Title  passes  upon  the  fall  of  the  auctioneer's  hammer,  and 
thereafter,  while  the  Association  will  exercise  due  caution  in  caring 
for  and  delivering  such  purchase,  it  will  not  hold  itself  responsible  if 
such  purchase  be  lost,  stolen,  damaged  or  destroyed. 

Storage  charges  will  be  made  upon  all  purchases  not  removed 
within  ten  days  from  the  date  of  the  sale  thereof. 

7.  Guarantee  is  not  made  either  by  the  owner  or  the  Association 
of  the  correctness  of  the  description,  genuineness  or  authenticit}'  of  any 
lot,  and  no  sale  will  be  set  aside  on  account  of  any  incorrectness, 
error  of  cataloguing,  or  any  imperfection  not  noted.  Every  lot  is 
on  public  exhibition  one  or  more  days  prior  to  its  sale,  after  which 
it  is  sold  "as  is"  and  without  recourse. 

The  Association  exercises  great  care  to  catalogue  every  lot  cor- 
rectly, and  will  give  consideration  to  the  opinion  of  any  trustworthy 
expert  to  tlie  effect  that  any  lot  has  been  incorrectly  catalogued,  and, 
in  its  judgment,  may  either  sell  the  lot  as  catalogued  or  make  mention 
of  the  opinion  of  such  expert,  who  thereby  would  become  responsible 
for  such  damage  as  might  result  were  his  opinion  without  proper 
foundation. 

AMERICAN  ART  ASSOCIATION, 

American  Art  Galleries, 
Madison  Square  South, 

New  York  City. 


CATALOGUE 


Ill  the  following  catalogue  of  Bronze  Plaquettes,  JNIedals  and 
Medallions,  references  are  made  to: 

''Catalogue   of  Italian   Bronzes,"  Berlin  ]\Iu.seuni,  1904. 

"Les  Plaquettes,"  by  Eniile  Molinier,  Paris,  1886. 

"Italian  Medals,"  by  Cornelius  von  Fabriczy,  New  York,  lOO-i. 

"Catalogue  of  tlie  Wallace  Collection,"  London,  1910. 

"Guide  to  tlie  Medifeval  Room,  British  Museum,"  London,  1907. 

The  Bronze  Placiiiettes  and  JNIedals  of  the  fifteenth  and  early  six- 
teenth centuries  have,  within  the  last  decade,  become  highly  prized 
by  collectors.  Largely  copied  from  anticiue  gems  or  from  engravings, 
they  were  evidently  made  \\ith  the  object  of  rendering  fine  work  acces- 
sible to  a  wider  circle  than  that  of  the  rich  and  noble,  but  even  such 
artists  as  Donatello  did  not  disdain  to  take  them  as  their  models  for 
work  of  a  more  imjjortant  character.  Principally  made  in  the  North 
of  Italy,  in  Padua,  Mantua,  Venice,  Bologna  and  Ferrara,  their  popu- 
larity soon  sjjread  into  other  countries,  especially  France  and  Ger- 
many. Their  chief  use  was  to  decorate  such  things  as  caskets,  ink- 
stands and  sword  pommels,  but  some  were  evidently  treasured  for 
their  own  lieautv  alone. 


FIRST  AFTERNOON'S  SALE 

TUESDAY,  APRIL  28.  Tin 8 
AT  THE  AMERICAN  ART  GALLERIES 

BEGINNIXU    AT    2.30    o'CLOCK 


FIFTEENTH  AND   SIXTEENTH  CENTURY  BRONZE 
MEDALS  AND  MEDALLIONS 

1 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Italian  Bronze  ^1kd.vi.lion 

Oval  shajjc.  Ohversc  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  bust  portrait 
of  the  Empress  Faustina;  reverse,  with  a  Roman  Triumph. 

l)iiiiintn\  11  J  incites. 

2 — Three  Fieteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Sworu  Pom- 
mels 

(a)  Circular  slia])e,  with  floral  border,  modeled,  in  low  relief, 

with  a  subject  of  "Ijaocoon  Attacked  by  Serpents."     iVfter  an 

anticjue  t^em.     (iilded. 

Din  met cr,   1   inch. 

Anotht'i-  cxaniplo  is  in  the  Berlin  Museum.     Illustrated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  XLI. 

(b)  Circular  shape,  with  scrolled  border,  modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  seated  Cupid.     Gilded. 

Din  meter.   1   inch. 

(v)  Circular  shape,  enclosed  by  a  wreath.  INIodeled.  in  low 
relief,  with  a  sul)ject  of  "Lcda  and  the  Swan."  From  an  an- 
tique f>em.     Gilded. 

Diiiiiiefer,  1  inch. 

3 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  INIedalijon 

Circular  shape.  ]Modeled.  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  Cupid 
forging  his  darts.    From  the  antique. 

Diameter.  2'-.  inches. 


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4 — FiFTEEXTii  Century  Italian  Ekonze  JNIedallion 

Circular  .shajje.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  head  of  the 
Roman  Emperor  Septimus  Severus  in  the  character  of  Her- 
cules.    iVfter  an  antique  gem.     Gilded. 

Duimctcr,  1   inch. 

AnotluT  f,\ami)li_'  is  in  tlic  Hcrliii  INIuscum.     lllustriitcd.     ( 'utjilofrue, 
Plate  XLI. 


.) — Sixteenth  Centuky  Italian  Uuoxze  ^Medallion 

Circular  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  figure  suhject 
of  3Iercury,  Hercules  and  Omphale,  surrounded  hy  the  legend 
"vtrivsque"  in  raised  Roman  letters. 

Didiiutcr.   17's  inches. 

(i — FiLTEEXTH  Cextuuy  jMaxti'ax  Ruonze  M KDAI.MOX  HV  jMe- 

LIOLI 

Circular  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  suhject  of  a 
Hunter  and  Racchante.  Ry  Hartolommeo  jNIelioli  ( 1448-l.")l-i) . 
Gilded.  Dinmcfcr.  1  inch. 

Otlui-  i'Xiini])l(s  ;iri'  in  the  Louvre  iind  Berlin  ^lusoums.  Illus- 
ti-iited.  \o.  104,  Molinier's  "Plaquettcs,"  iuid  IJerlin  Catalogue,  Plate 
LVIII. 


-Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Medallion 
Oval  shape.     JModeled  with  a  figure  of  Dioiiiedes,  seated,  and 
regarding  the  Palhidimn  whieh  he  holds  in  his  left  hand.    From 
an  antique  gem. 

Hi'Kjht.  '2.  iiirJifs. 

Tlu'  cluilci'donv  ^fiii  in  tlie  cuhiiK't  of  Ijort'iizo  di'"  Mrdii'i,  on  uliicli 
this  w<as  based,  was  a  favorite  subject  witli  Quattrocento  artists.  Doiia- 
tello  copied  it,  and  Niccolo  Fiorentino  used  it  for  tlie  reverse  of  his 
Lecia  niedai.      Othir  examples  of  tiiis  plaquette  are  in   the   Louvi-e  and 


Berlin   Museui 


Illustrated.      Berlin    Catalogue,    Plate    XXXIX. 


8 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  ^Medallion 

Oval  shape.     JModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  elassieal  figure  suh- 
ject. 

IIti(/lit.  '2  inches. 


9 — Fifteenth  Cknti'ry  Florentine  ^Medallion 

Horseshoe  shaped.     jNlodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  figure  of 
Pomona,  seated.     After  an  antique  gem.     For  the  pommel  of 


a  sword  hilt. 


Height,  "2  inches. 


10 — Sixteenth    Century    Italian    Bkonze    Medallion    by    iji 

BoGGIO 

Circular  shape.     JModeled,  in  low  relief,  witli  a  subject  of  a 

"Combat,"  with  two  mounted  warriors  contending  and  three 

foot-soldiers  carrying  trophies.      Surroimded  by  a   legend   in 

raised  Roman  characters,  "marti  aictori."     By  Gianfrancesco 

di  Boggio  {circa  1538). 

Diameter,  2  inches. 

Another  exani])le  is  in  tlie  Btrlin  ^lusuuni.     Illustrated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  LVII. 

11 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  JNlEnALLiON 

Oval  shape.     INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  profile  of  Diana. 

From  an  antique  gem. 

Height,  2  inches. 

12 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  jMedallion 

Circular  shajjc.    JModeled,  in  low  rehef,  with  a  Bacchic  subject. 
Signed:  "10.  F.F." 

Diameter,  2   inches. 


13 — Sixteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  INIedallion 

Circular  shape.     JModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  figure  of  a  Bac- 
chante holding  a  vase  of  wine  and  treading  on  the  prostrate 

figure  of  a  Satvr. 

Diameter,  2  inches. 


^n      '^>v ' 


14 FlFTEKNTH      CkXTUUY      ]MaXTI\\X      BuOXZK      ]Me1)AT.I.IOX      BY 

jNIelioli 
Circular  shape.  jModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  suhjeet  of  '\\n 
Offering."  Under  a  tree  is  seated  a  nude  man  approached  hy 
three  others  bearing  baskets  of  fruit.  The  similarity  between 
this  and  No.  24  is  obvious.  By  Bartolommeo  ^lelioli  (1448- 
1514).     Gilded.  Diameter,  2  inches. 

Otlicr  examples  are  in  tlie  I^ouvre  and  Eerlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LVIII. 

15 — FiFTKKXTii  Cextuuy  ]Maxtuax  Buoxze  ]Mei)al  by  jNIeeioi.i 
Circular  shape.  Reverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject 
of  Orpheus  standing  under  a  tree  and  chariuing  the  animals  who 
surround  him.     By  Bartolommeo  ^Melioli    ( 1448-1.)14) . 

Diameter,  '2  inches. 

Otiicr  examples  are  in  the  I.ouvi't'  and  Berlin  ^lusrums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  I.VIII. 


16 — Fifteenth   Century   Xoktii   Iiwxian   jMed.u.liox   by   3iu- 

DERNO 

Circular  shajje.     jNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  a 

Pieta.     The  Virgin,  at  the  foot  of  the  cross,  bends  over  and 

raises  the  arm  of  the  dead  Christ,  wdio  lies  in  the  foregroimd  on 

a  linen  cloth  upheld  by  two  boy  angels,  one  at  each  side.     In 

the  foreground  are  two  nails   and   flowers.     By   11   ]Moderno 

(Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries).  j,.       ,       .,  •     , 

^  '  Diameter,  .i  inches. 


17 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Itaijax  ]?iu)x;^e  ^NIedai, 

Circular  shape.    Obverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  bust  por- 
trait of  a  Cirand  Duchess  wearing  a  helmet. 

D'uimcicr.  "J^  inches. 

AnotluT  ox;iiiii)le  is  in  tlio  Birlin  Musciiin.     Illust rated.     Catalogue, 
No.  LXXIX. 


18 — SixiEExrii   Cextuky  Itaijax  Broxze  jMedalliox 

Circular  shape.     Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  profile  head  of 
Alexander  the  (ireat  wearing  a  helmet  and  looking  to  the  left. 

Did  null' r,  :il..   iuclies. 


19 — FiiTEEXTH  Cextury  Itai>iax  IJkoxze  ^Iedai.mox 

Circular  shape,  with  beveled  rim.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
a  "Picta."  iVt  the  foot  of  the  cross  the  \'irgin,  assisted  by 
Angels,  is  supporting  on  hei-  knees  the  l)ody  of  Christ,  wliich 
has  been  lowered  from  the  cross. 

Did  meter.  15'  ■>   inches. 


20 — FiiTF.KXTii  C'kn'ithy  XoKTir  Italian  Bkox/k  Mkdai.i.iox  hy 

JMODERXO 

Circular  shajje,  with  raist'd  rim.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
subject  of  a  "Lion  Hunt."  On  the  left  a  nude  man  on  horse- 
back, and  on  the  ri^ht  one  on  foot  are  attacked  by  a  char<>;ing 
lion.  The  fi(>ure  on  horseback  is  tlie  same  as  that  in  No.  32. 
By  II  INIoderno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Diiiwcttr,   ',i  iiirhi'-'i. 

Other  ux;iiii]>lcs  ;\.rv  in  llu'  Loin  it  and  Burlin  .Museums.  Illustrated 
in  Molinior's  "rhujucttis,"  NO.  21 T,  and  Herlin  ('atal<)f>iu',  Plate  LII. 
]\Iolinier  points  out  that  the  subject  was  enoraved  by  the  German  Mono- 
eranimist    "A"   in   the   sixtet'iith   eenturv. 


21 — IjAtk  FiFTKKXTii  Ci;xi'riiY   FADrAX   Bhoxxk  Mf.o.m.i.iox 
Circular  shape,  with   molded   border.     ^Modeled,   in   low   relief, 
with  a  figiu'c  of  jMercury,  bearded,  reclining  and  holdino'  his 
Caduceus.     On  the  right  is  a  vase  of  flowers.     By  one  of  the 
Biceio  School. 

Ditniiftrr,   .'514   ""'"'■'>'• 

Examples  of  Mei-euiv  with  a  beard  are  not  uneommon.  Kaspe  in 
1791  illustrates  moi-e  than  one.  Otiier  co})ies  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin 
Museums.      Illustrated.      Berlin    Catalogue,    Plate    lAl. 


-FlFTEEXTH    CkXTURY    Fi^ORENTINE    UkONZE    INIeDAE    15Y    1?ER- 
TOLDO 

Iri'egular  circular  shape.  Obverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
the  head  of  Lorenzo  de'  Medici,  in  profile  and  looking  to  the 
right,  and  with  the  octagonal  chair  of  the  Cathedral  of  Florence 
with  the  priest  celebrating  High  JNIass  and  the  Pazzi  conspira- 
tors attacking  the  brothers  outside.  Reverse,  with  the  head  of 
Giuliano  de'  ]Medici  looking  to  the  left,  and  the  same  scene. 
Inscribed  in  raised  Roman  letters,  the  olnerse,  "laurentius  . 
MEDiCEs"  and  "saeus  .  pe'blicus";  the  reverse,  "iueianus  . 
MEDicEs"  and  "euctus  .  pubeicus."  By  Bertoldo  di  Giovanni 
(1420-14.91). 

Diiimetcr,  21 -.   iiirJw.i. 


Tliis  is  the  celebrated  "Pazzi"  jNIedal  formerly  attributed  to  Antonio 
Pollaiuolo,  but  now  generally  conceded  to  have  been  niotleled  by  Bertoldo. 
It  commemorated  tlie  conspiracy  of  1478  to  which  (iiuliano  de'  Medici 
fell  a  victim,  and  is  illustrated  on  Plate  XXII  of  "Italian  ^Fedals,"  by 
Cornelius  von  Fabriczy,  New  York,  1904,  and  at  p.  178  of  Dr.  Bode's 
"Florentine  Sculptors  of  the  Renaissance,"  1908. 


23 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Fi.okentine  Ekoxzk  ]Med.u,  bv  Pasto- 

RINI 
Oval  shape.     Obverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  portrait  of 
Hippolyta  Gonzaga  of  ]Mantua,  surrounded  by  a  legend  in 
Roman  eharaeters;  reverse,  with  a  figure  of  Diana.    By  Pasto- 
rini  de'  Pastorini  (l.)08-l;592) . 

Dill  me  fir,  2%  inches. 


24 — Fifteexth  Cextury  Florextixe  I^ead  ]Mkdaij,iox  by  ]Me- 

LIOLI 

Circular  shape.  JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  a 
Roman  soldier  with  the  head  of  St.  John  the  Baptist  ajjproach- 
ing  Ilerod,  who  is  crowned  and  sits  on  a  bench  on  the  left  with 
two  bearded  figures  behind  him.  By  Bartolommeo  JNIelioli 
(1448-1.314). 

Diameter,  2  inches. 

Otlicr  oxamplcs  are  in  tlie  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  I.XX. 


2.5 — FiFTEKXTii  Ckxttky  ]Manti\\x  Broxxk  ]Mei)ai.i,iox  by  ]Me- 

IJOLI 

Circular  shape.  JNIodeled,  in  low  reliff,  with  a  subject  of  a 
Hunter  and  a  Bacchante.  By  IJartoloninieo  Melioli  (li-lS- 
l.jl-t).     ProI)ahly  fVoiii  the  anti<iue.     Similar  to  Xo.  (i. 

D'uniictcr,  2   inches. 

Otliur  i'xam])lt.'s  aru  in  the  Louvre  luul  Berlin  .Museums.     Illustrated, 
No.  104,   in   .Moiinier's  -I'laciuettes" ;   IJerlin   ('atal()<^ue,    Plate   LVIII. 

26 — SixTEEXTii  Cextuky  Itaeiax  liKoxzE  ^NIedai.mox 

Oval  sliaj)e.  ]Modele(l.  in  low  relief,  with  a  bust  of  a  goddess 
with  laui'cl  wi'cath,  t)earint)'  a  cornucopia,  probably  intended  for 
"Fortuna."  Surrounded  by  a  legend,  in  raised  Roman  char- 
acters: "hoc  .  Ol'VS  .  E  .  ERVCiES  .  EFVXDO  .  t'OPIA  .  C'OUXV."      iVftcr 

the  anti(iue. 

Hrijjlit,  2  inrlii'x. 

Another  exanijile  is  in  tlie  Bei-|in  Alusimn.     Illustrated  in  Cataloiriie, 
Plate  XL. 

27 — FiFTEEXTii  Cextury  Florextine  Broxze  JNIedalliox 

Circvdar  shape,  with  raised  border.  JNIodeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  seated  figure  of  the  ^"irg■in  holding  the  Child  Christ  on 
her  lap  with  St.  John  the  Baptist  on  the  left.  St.  Francis  on 
the  right  and  a  lamb  below.  Diameter,  2  inches. 

Another  e\ani])le  is  in  the  Bei-lin  ^lustuin.     Illustrated.     Cataloifuc, 
Plate  XLII. 

28 — FuTEEXTii  Cextury  Paduax  Broxze  ^Medaijjox 

Circular  shape.  iModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  "Lcda 
and  the  Swan."  On  the  left  side  stands  a  Cupid.  From  an  an- 
ti(]ue  gem  by  a  Paduan  undei'  the  influence  of  Hiccio. 

Did  meter,   '2   inches. 

AllotluT  e\ani])le  is  in  the  Birlin  Museum.      Illust  I'ated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  LXIII. 

29 — SixTEEXTii  Cextury  Itaijax  Broxze  IMedaeeiox 

Circular  shaj)e.  Obverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  bust 
portrait  of  a  woman  within  a  border  formed  of  ])uiti  and  scroll- 
ings.  Dill  meter,  2   inches. 


30 — Late  Fiftkexth  Cextury  Xoktii  Italian  Ehonze  jNIedal- 

LION 

Circular  slia|)(.'.  w  itli  molded  rim.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
an  allegory  of  "Fidelity"  shown  as  '"i'he  l{eturn  of  Flysses." 
The  field  is  divided  l)v  a  branching'  tree  into  two  sections:  on 
the  ri^^ht  Ulysses  is  welcomed  by  his  faithful  hound,  and  on  the 
left  stands  Penelope  with  a  spindle  in  her  hand.  Inscribed  with 
the  legend  in  lioman  characters:  "xeq(  ve)  moutf,  .  soi.vi'.XDrs." 

Difiniclcr,   "J  '  ^    inches. 

AiiotluT  c'xiiiiipk'  IS  ill  the  lU'rliii  Miistuin.  Illush-jih'd.  Catalogue, 
Plate  LXIII. 

31 — Fifteenth  CENTiniv  Italian  Bronze  Medallion 

Circular  shape,  with  pierced  frame  of  volute  scrolls.  Modeled, 
in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  St.  Thomas  placing  his  finger 
in  the  wounds  of  Christ.  Surrounded  by  a  (juotation  from  the 
Vulgate:  "et  .  c'HEi)n)Ei{r (nt)  .  ijeati  Q(n)  .  non  .  vide-^V 
ku(nt)  (Blessed  are  they  that  have  not  seen  and  yet  have  be- 
lieved). Diameter.  2'^   inches. 

32 — Late  Fiftf:enth  Century  Xorth  Italian  Bronzf  ^NJfdal- 

IJON    BY    IMoDERNO 

Circular  shape.  IModeled.  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  "A 
Combat."  A  nude  wari'ior  on  horseback  riding  over  two  [)ros- 
trate  figures.  Insci-ibed  with  the  legend,  "nriUA  foutl-na." 
By  II  ^loderno   (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  centuries). 

Diinnefer,   -Yi   inche.i. 

Otlier  exani])les  are  in  tile  Louvre,  ^'ictoria  and  Alijert,  and  Berlin 
jMuscunis.  Illustrated  in  ^folinier's  "Plaquettes,"'  No.  215,  and  Ber- 
lin Catalogue,  Plate  LI  I. 

33 — Fifteenth    Centlkv    Flohkntixi;    Bronze    Mkdali.iox    i?y 

Foi'l'A 
Circular  shaj)e.     Modeled,  in  low    relief,  with  a  subject  of  the 
"Bathers."     Figin-es  of  two  nude  men,  one  of  whom  is  pulling 
his  shirt  over  his  head.     In  tlie  distance  a  ship  with  a  lateen  sail. 
By  Ambrogio  F()])pa — II   Carodosso    (l-t.52-L)2()) . 

Diameter,   2^'^   inehe.<i. 

Other  examples  arc  in  tlie  I^ouvrc  and  Berlin  ^luscunis.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LVIIL 


34 SiXTKEXTIl    CkXTI'HY    JtAI.IAN     HkoXXK    ^1kI)AI,J,I()X 

Oval  shape.  IModeled,  in  low  rcliel",  with  a  head  of  IMinerva  or 
Mars  wearing'  a  helmet  and  a  l)rooeh  deeorated  with  the  suhjeet 
of  "Hercules  and  the  Lion."    After  the  antique. 

Height,   '.i   inches. 

Otiicr  exainpk's  arc  in  tlic  Louvre  and  Berlin  IVIuscums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLIII. 

(lUust rated) 

3.3 — SiXTEEXTii  Cextuky  Itaijax  Ei{ux;iE  JNIedal  of  Isahella 
d'Este 
Oval  shape.     Ohverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  portrait 
bust  of  Isabella  d'Este  in  sixteenth  centurj'  costume.     Reverse 
defaced. 

Height,  21  ^  inches;  zcidth,  II4  indies. 

(Ilhi  strafed) 

36 — Sjxteextii  Cextury  Roman  Medallion  by  Beknakdi 

0\al  shape.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  the 
"Eagle  Tearing  the  Eody  of  Prometheus."  Signed:  "ioaxes  . 
B."     By  Giovanni  l?ernardi  da  Castelbolognese    (1496-1533). 

Height,  2%  inches;  uidtli,  31 '1;  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  I,ouvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LXMII. 

(  HI  as t rated) 

37 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Itai.iax  Ruoxze  ^Meualliox  by  Belli 
Oval  shape,  with  molded  border.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
a  subject  of  an  "Entombment."  Signed  below:  "valerivs 
DECius  viCEN."  Bj'  Valerio  Belli,  known  as  Vicentius  (1465- 
1546). 

Height,  S'/i;  i»ehes;  width,  4  inches. 

{lUast rated) 

38 — FiFTEEXTii  Cextuky  Itaijax  Bkoxze  Plaquette 

Oval  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quarter-length 
figure  of  the  Virgin,  seated  and  holding  the  undraped  Child 
Christ  in  her  lap. 

Height,  ;ji  ^  inches;  xcidth,  21/0   inches. 

(Illustrated) 


39 — Late  Fiftekxth  Centuky  Geumax  Buoxze  ^NIedalliox 
Circular  shape.     JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-tjuarter- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  with  the  Child  Christ  in  her  arms. 
On  a  large  crescent  and  surrounded  hy  rays,  alternately  straight 
and  spiral. 

D'uniutir.   4   iiirlics. 


40 — Fra(;:\iext  of  Sixteextii  Cextthy  Italiax  Ekoxxk  INIkdal- 

LIOX 
Irregular  shape.     ^lodeled.  in  low  i-elief.  with  seated  figure  of 
A^ulcan  forging  arms  for  Thetis,  mother  of  Achilles,  who  stands 

on  the  left. 

Ilatjht.  •_"-  inrhcx. 


41 — Sixteextii  Cextii-.v  Italiax  JiuoxzE  ^Iedai.i.iox 

Oval  shape,  with  raised  horder.     JNlodeled.  in  low  relief,  with  a 
suhject  of  Venus  Rising  from  the  Sea,  with  attendant  Nereids. 

Height,  21,4  inrlirs. 


-Sixteenth  Ckxtuky  Roman  Bronze  ^NIedal  hy  I.eoni 
Circular  shape.  Clodded,  in  low  relief,  with  the  head  of  Sulcy- 
nian  the  JMagiiiHeeiit,  Sultan  of  the  Turks,  shown  as  a  hand- 
some man  with  a  mustache  and  wearin<>-  a  large  turban.  Sur- 
rounded by  the  legend,  in  Roman  characters  "soi.ymax  .  imp. 
TUR."    By  Leone  Leon i  (  1.j09-1.'590)  . 

I'luler  SulfVin.ui  I,  cillid  hy  lMir()|)i;iiis  "Tlu'  Mu^niificcnt,"  tlie 
Turkish  Etiipiru  nai-licd  the  Mumnit  of  its  jjowct  ami  glorv.  Tliis 
medal  was  ])rohahly  imxhkd  to  tlie  order  of  the  Emperor  Ferdinand 
of  Austria  in   1548,  when  a   truce  was  made  with  the  invadinfr  Turk. 

D'mvictcr,  .5  inches. 


43 — Fifteenth  Centiuy  ^Iaxttan  Bronze  Medallion  «y 
JMelioli 
Circular  sha])e.  iNIodclcd,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  "The 
Judgment  of  Solomon."  In  the  center  Solomon  sits  on  a  high 
throne,  on  the  left  ai'c  the  contending  women  and  on  the  right 
a  soldier  with  a  drawn  swoi-d.  By  Bartoloiimieo  JMelioli  (1448- 
1.514). 

Diameter.  2  inches. 

Otlicr  examples  are  in  the  L()u\  re  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LA'III. 


44 — FiFTEKXTii  Ckntuhy  Xohtii  Italian  Bronze  ]Medai.  ry 
ue'  Pasti 
Circular  shajie.  Obverse  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  por- 
trait head,  in  profile  and  looking'  to  the  left,  of  Sigisniondo  I'an- 
dolfo  JNIalatesta,  Tyrant  of  Rimini.  Inscribed  in  raised  Roman 
characters:  "sigismundus  .  pandulfvs  .  malatesta  .  i-an.  e." 
Reverse,  with  the  Rocea  Malatestiana,  that  castle  of  the  INIala- 
testa  at  Rimini  described  by  Dante.  By  31atteo  de'  Pasti 
(1 4.20-1400).  Diameter,  li  huhes. 

Another  uxaiiijilo  of  tills  nudal  is  in  tlie  Wallace  Gallery,  No.  844 
(Gallery  III),  ;uul  a  version  is  illustrated  on  Plate  IX  of  "Italian 
]\Iedals"  by   Cornelius   von   Fahrie/.v,   New  York,   1904. 

(Illii.sf  rated) 
4.J FlETEENTH   CeNTIHY  XoUTII   ItAMAN   BkONZE  MeUALI.ION  1{\' 

jModerno 
Circnlar  shajje.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  the 
"Death  of  Orpheus."  Orpheus,  under  a  leafless  tree  with  his 
hands  tied  behind  his  back,  is  assailed  by  two  Monads  wielding 
clubs.  Two  others  carry  armor.  By  II  IModerno  (Fifteenth 
and   Sixteenth   Centuries).  Diameter,  'IV^  iuches. 

Another  example  is  in  the  Herlin  .Museum.  Illustrated.  Catalogue, 
I»late  LI. 

46 — Fifteenth  Centiky  ^"u■ENZAN  Buonze  ]Mei)ae  hy  Bei.ei 
Circular  shape,  with  reeded  rim.  Reverse  modeled,  in  low  re- 
lief, with  a  "Way  of  the  Cross."  Christ,  bending  under  the 
weight  of  the  cross,  which  he  carries  on  His  shoulders,  is  dragged 
and  lu'ged  forward  by  Roman  centurions.  Signed:  "vaeerixts  . 
vK'ENTirs  .  E."    By  A'alerio  Belli  (14(!.')-1.14(>). 

Hei(/lif.  .'J'-j  iiielies:   leii(/tli.  ^  iiieliex. 

Other  e\am|)les  are  in  the  l,ouvreaii(l  Merlin  Museums.  Illustrated. 
Ilerlin  CataloniK',  Plate  I,XI\'. 

(I  II /IS /rated) 

47 — Fifteenth  Centiky  Iiallvn  Buonze  ]Mei)ai,i,ion 

Oval  shape.     jModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  xVlex- 
ander  the  Great  receiving  the  Wife  of  Darius.     Signed. 

Hciyht.   ifl/j    iiiehe.i;    rcidth.   '2\'._<   iiiehes. 


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FIFTEENTH  AND  SIXTEENTH  CENTURY  BRONZES 


48 — Early  Sixteenth  Century  German  Bronze  Pouncet  Box 

BY    ^''iSCHER 

Formed  as  a  dog  sittino'  on  its  haunches  and  seratcliing  its  face 
with  one  paw.  The  ])ack  hinged  to  form  Hd.  By  Peter  Vischer 
(Uoa-lo-iO). 

Height,  '2  inches. 


49 — Sixteenth  Cextuuy  Paduax  Bkoxze  FuiURE 
Sejant  hon.  intended  to  form  a  tinial. 

Height.  ;}lo  inchc! 


oO — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Italian  Buonzk  Inkstand 

Formed  as  a  couchant  l)ull  witli  short  liorns,  the  hack  hinu'ed  to 
form  lid.  On  rectaiii>uhir  hase  witli  shaped  aprons  and  scrolled 
feet. 

Ih'iyht,  .'J  iiichc.f:  Iciu/tli,  .'5  incites. 


51 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bell 

Baluster-shaped  handle  and  body  with  incurved  sides,  decorated, 
in  low  relief,  with  shields  charoed  with  coats-of-arnis  and  having 
winged  gryphon  supporters. 

Height,  5•]/^  inches. 


52^ — Sixteenth  Ckxtuhv  Florentine  Bronze  Bell 

Handle  formed  as  a  partially  drajjed  figure;  eurved  body,  deeo- 
rated,  in  low  relief,  with  hands  of  aeantlms  leaves  and  figures. 
Head  of  figure  missing.  Height,  6  inches. 


53 — Sixteenth  Century  ^'I■,NI  tian  Brass  Flask 

Pear-shaped,  with  short  eylindrieal  si)out  and  ring  for  suspen- 
sion.    Body  decorated  with  an  escutcheon,  masks  and  scrolled  / 
branches  of  leaves  and  flowers.  Height,  H  inches.  •? 


O-i SlXTKKXTII    CkXTUKV    Fi.OKKXTINK    UkoXZK    HoWJ, 

C()upe-.slia])i'(l  howl,  with  incurxed  sides  uplicld  hy  tliree  ])i(ili 
with  hands  held  hehiiid  them.  The  interior  is  decorated,  in  low 
relief,   with   a   serolled   j)atternin<>'. 

IIci(/lif.  41 '(   iiicliis:  (Hiniif/tr.  (11. .  inclii'!;. 


55 — SixTEEX'TH  Ckxtukv  Itai.iax  ]ii{ox>;i:  Mohtak 

Straight  taperiiii^'  sides  and  molded  rim  and  hase.     Side  deco 
rated,  in  low  relief,  with  winged  y'rv])lions.  serolls  and  trophies. 

Height,  3'^  iiiclics:  (lidiiictcr,  41/1  iiiclii's-. 


5(i — SiXTKEXTii  Cextuky  Fi.ouextine  IJroxze  JNIortar 

Ta2)eriii<4'  sides,  with  molded  rim  and  foot  and  two  looped  han- 
dles formed  as  dolphins.  Sides  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with 
festoons  of  pointed  leaves  and  hranches  of  oak  leaves  supported 
hy  statant  lions;  rim  enriched  hy  band  of  acanthus  leaves  and 
foot  by  band  of  fliitings. 

Height,  51/4  inches:  diameter,  6I4  inches. 

Former]  II  l)elnngin()  to  the  dcUa   Uovcre  fa  mil//. 


.'57 — SixTEEXTH  Century  Fi.orextixe  Eroxze  jNIortar 

Tapering  incurved  sides,  with  molded  rim  and  foot,  and  two 
scrolled  loojjcd  handles.  ]iody  decorated  in  low  relief  witli 
figures  of  playing  amorinl,  rim  with  l)and  of  acanthus  leaves  and 
foot  witli  detached  leaves. 

Height,  51  o  inches;  diameter,  (i'-]\   inches. 


jua*»' 


58 — Sixteenth  Cexti'hy  Italian  I^uoxze  ^NIoutak 

Tapering  iiicur\t'(l  sitles,  with  molded  rim  and  loot  and  two  pro- 
jeeting  handles,  formed  as  hands  of  pcjinted  leaves.  Sides  deco- 
rated, in  low  relief,  with  vases,  supported  hy  Grecian  sphinxes, 
and  surmounted  hy  scrolled  cornucopia*  of  fruits  and  leaves. 
Rim  enriched  with  acanthus  leaves  and  foot  with  scrolled  fes- 
toons of  leaves. 

IId(/lit,  (i'o  inches:  diinntter.  T-"''i   inclus. 


59 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  ^NIortak 

Swelling  sides  and  molded  rim.  enriched  with  hand  of  pointed 
leaves  and  modillions.  Body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  vases 
of  flowers  and  emhlem  of  monastery  (a  circle  with  letter  "B" 
and  cross).    JNIolded  foot. 

Height,  G  inches;  diumctcr,  7';4  inches. 


(!0 SiXTKF.XTII    C'KXTrUY    (ilCKMAX    BuASS    C'aXDI.KSTICK 

Formed  tis  a  figure  dressed  in  gathered  tiiiiie  with  balloon  sleeves 
and  knee  breeehes  and  with  wides])read  arms  holding  two  cylin- 
drieal  eandle-soekets.  On  round  and  oetagonal  base  with 
branehed  feet. 

Il,i(/ht,  10  iiiflics. 


01 — SixTKKXTii  C"K\Tri!Y  \'r.\i;TiAX  Broxzk  Caxdi.kstuiv  by 
Saxsovixo 
Ink  recei^tacle  .shaped  as  a  cyliiulrical  vase,  deeorated,  in  low 
relief,  with  masks  and  snpported,  on  their  shonlders,  hv  two 
winged  undraped  ainoriiii.  On  reetangular  stand  bordered  with 
scrolls  and  masks.  ]i\  Jaeopo  Tatti — II  Sansovino  (IJ'TT- 
l.")7()). 

Ilriijlif,  !)   inrlu-s. 


This  caiullo  soi-ktt  is  of  uiiusuiil  sl/.v  in  onliT  Hiat  it  ini<;'lit  liold 
the  glass  tube  wliicli  sliithk-d  tlio  t-andli'  from  (h-auglits.  Anotlur 
example'  is  in  the  Louvro  Museum. 


G2 — SixTEEXTir  Century  Paduax  Buoxze  Caxdeestkk 

Calyx-sliaprd  ink  receptacle,  supported  by  three  scrolled  acan- 
thus leaves  on  triangular  stand  decorated  with  voluted  gry- 
})hons'  heads  and  acanthus  leaves,  and  with  handle  formed  of 
volutes  suj)j)ortiii,n'  a  human  head. 

HcU/ht,  -i  iiicJirs:  -cidtli.  5'^  indies. 
{Illiistrafcd) 


63 — Pair  of   Sixteexth   Cextuky  A^exetiax   Eroxze   Caxdle- 

STR'KS  BY  VlTTORIA 

Shajjed  as  a  tripod  formed  of  three  voluted  scrolls  faced  with 
female  caryatid  figures  and  with  feet  formed  as  dolphins'  heads, 
separated  l)y  masks,  ^'ase-shaped  candle-sockets  modeled  with 
figures  of  j)iitti  and  rams'  heads.  By  Alessandro  Vittoria  (l.Vi.j- 
1(113). 

Height,  T  inches. 
{ in nst rated) 


04. — Pair  of  Sixteexth  Cexttry  A'exetiax  Broxze  Caxiiee- 
sTKKs  r,Y  Vittoria 
Shaped  as  a  tripod  formed  of  tlu'ee  voluted  scrolls  carrying 
female  caryatid  figures,  with  festoons  of  flowers  and  leaves  be- 
tween and  with  square  molded  feet.  Vase-shaped  candle- 
sockets,  modeled  with  piitli  and  rams'  heads.  By  iVlessandro 
Vittoria  (l.J2.j-ir)13) . 

Heiijht.  7  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


6.5 — Sixteenth  Ckxtuky  Italian  Bkonze  INIoktak 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides,  molded  rim  and 
body,  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  floral  rosettes  and  a  band 
of  vine-leaf  meander  patterning.     ^Molded  foot. 

Height,    f?    hiclics:    dUnneter,    6%    inches. 


66 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  JNIortar 

Straight  tapering  sides,  molded  rim  and  foot,  with  two  looped 
acanthus-leaf  handles.  Body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
scrolled  escutcheon,  flanked  by  scrolled  ribl)ons  and  bearing  an 
incised  monastery  emblem. 

Height.  7  itirhes:  ilia  meter.  81  4  inches. 


67 — Itai.iax  Bkonze  iMouTAu 

Cylindrical  shape,  witli  fur\t(l  sj)i-ca(liii^'  sidts,  molded  I'iiii,  in- 
cised with  maker's  name.  "v.  (JAETAxo  davaxxkij,!"":  Ixxly  deco- 
rated, in  relief,  witli  scrolled  escntcheon,  charged  with  the  em- 
blem of  S.  Francis  of  Assisi.  Molded  base  and  foot  and  two 
scrolled  and  \-olute(!  looped  handles. 

Iliif/li/,  Ki  ii/<:li('s :  d'tauictcr,  18  inches. 


68 — Skvextkkxtii   Ckntikv   Fi.okkxtixk   Hhoxxi;  Moriak 

Vase-shaped,  with  reeded  rim  and  circnlar  spreading  foot  deco- 
rated, in  relief,  with  hand  of  acanthus  leaves.  The  body  deco- 
rated, in  relief,  with  lions'  masks  and  festoons  of  fruit  and 
leaves.     Two  projecting  handles  formed  as  dragons'  heads, 

Hciylii.  i;j  inches:  dianictcr,  11  inclics. 


09 — Florentine  Bkonze  JNIortah 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  molded  rim,  inscribed  in  raised  letters, 
"ad  usum  PHARMACui'AE  MONIALIUM  s.  DOMiNici,"  and  molded 
foot.  Body  decorated,  in  relief,  with  detached  acanthus  leaves. 
Two  jjrojecting  side  handles  formed  as  eagles'  heads. 

Hc'u/ht,  \)  inches;  diameter,  10-)4  inches. 
(Illii.st  rated) 

70 — Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  INIortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  reeded  rim 
and  foot.  Body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  hands  of  acanthus 
leaves  and  floral  meander  patterning.  Two  projecting  handles 
formed  as  horses'  heads. 

Heiijlii.   9   iiiehex;   diameter,    10   inchct. 

{Illustrated) 

71 — Seventeenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  jNIortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
and  foot.  Body  decorated,  in  relief,  with  scrolled  escutclieon 
and  drapery  festoons.  Two  looped,  scrolled  and  volutcd  handles, 
Avith  knobs  formed  as  hooded  grotesque  heads. 

Heiijitt,  10  incites;   diameter,   10')4  inches. 

(Illustrated) 

72 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  ^Mortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides,  molded  rim, 
body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  Avith  monastic  monogram  ( A.P.C. 
surmounted  by  a  cross)  and  two  projecting  handles  sha})C(l  as 
lions'  heads. 

Iltiijlit.   14  inches;  diameter,   H   inches. 

(Illnstrated) 

73 — Sixteenth   Cen'iury   Flokentixe  Buonze  ^MourAi! 

Cylindrical  shajK',  with  curved  spreading  sides,  molded  rim, 
body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  floral  festoons  and  scrolled 
ribbons,  two  looped  handles  shaped  as  dolphins  and  molded  base. 

Heie/hf,  1'2  inches;  diameter,  15  inches. 
{Illnstrated) 


74 — Sixteenth  Century  It.vlian  Bkonze  Knocker 

Plate  formed  as  the  head  of  a  woman  wearing  a  Phrygian  cap 
and  supporting  the  looped  knocker,  formed  as  scrolled  cornu- 
copiffi  having  between  them  a  woman's  head. 

Height,  9l/o  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


7.5 — Sixteenth  Century  Bolognese  Bronze  Knocker 

Plate  formed  as  a  shell,  flanked  by  voluted  scrollings  from  which 
hangs  the  looped  knocker,  formed  as  twin  dolphins  supporting 
a  projecting  shell  above  which  stands  the  figure  of  a  putto. 

Height,  91/2  inches. 
(lUustrated) 


7G — Fragment  oe  a   Seventeenth   Century   Italian   Bronze 
Fountain  by  Tacca 
Modeled  as  the  mask  of  a  bearded  satyr,  with  horns  and  open 
moutli.    By  Pietro  Tacca  (1.577-16-10) . 

Height,  12  inches. 

Tills  mask  formed  a  portion  of  a  monument  at  Leghorn  by  Pietro 
Tacca. 

{Illt).strated) 


77 — Fifteenth  Century  Itaijax  I^konze  Knockek 

Plate  shajjcd  as  a  grotesque  mask  holding  in  its  mouth  a  ring 
on  which  swings  the  looped  knocker,  formed  as  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  winged  s])hinxes.     Excej)tional  patina. 

IIti(jlit,  10  inclics. 
{lUustralid) 


78 — Sixteenth  Centuky  I-'ekuauese  Bhonze  Knockek 

Plate  formed  as  a  human  mask,  below  which  is  a  bar  from  which 
swings  the  looped  knocker,  formed  as  twin  dolphins  holding  a 
bearded  satyr  mask. 

Uc'ujht,  l()i  ^.  inchc.i. 
{lll/i.stndcil) 


79 — Fkaument    of    a    Sixteenth    Centuky    Italian    Buonze 
Fountain 

jModcled  as  the  head  of  a   fabulous  monstei'  with  open  mouth 
for  the  egress  of  water,  with  a  lion's  mask  below. 

lIii<jJit,  VI  inchc.i. 
(lUiish-(iUd) 


80 — 1'aik  of  Sixteenth  Centuky  \'enetian  Bkonze  Candle- 
sticks 
Baluster-shaped  stems,  with  cylindrical  and  gadrooned  liases 
and  molded  feet,  on  tapering  molded  pedestals.  The  stems  are 
decorated,  in  low  relief,  Avith  masks  and  acanthus  leaves,  the 
pedestals  with  (|uatrefoil  interlacements.  Flat  bobeehes  and 
fluted  candle-sockets. 

Hcif/Jil.  9  inchr.t. 
(lUiistniUd) 


81 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Ewer 

Pear-shaped  body  with  incurved  neck,  niohled  domed  cover  fas- 
tened by  a  chain,  scrolled  o\  er-handle.  curved  spout  with  mask 
termination  and  molded  foot. 

Height,  11 '  i;  inches. 


82 — BoLOGNESE  Bronze  Mortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
decorated  with  bands  of  twisted  ribbon,  bead  and  reel  pattern 
and  raised  inscri])tion:  "Teruntur  hie  pharmaea  morbis  an 
teritur  salus  C.  Navaroli  Prior  C.  Parma>  F.  F.  Barborini  F. 
MDCCCIX."  The  body  decorated  with  lion  masks,  festoons  of 
beads,  loops  of  ribbon  and  band  of  pointed  leaves.  Two  pro- 
jecting handles  shaped  as  leopards'  heads. 

Heiglif,  8  inches;  dinnu'tcr,  91^4  i'lclies. 


83 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  (Lehman  Broxzk  Eweu 

Spherical  body,  with  long  cjdindrical  neck,  spreading  rim, 
hinged  dome  eovcr  with  luiman  head  finial,  looped  handle,  bird- 
shaped  spont,  cylindrical  stem  and  circnlar  loot. 

Height,  10  inches. 


84 — Se\'ENTeenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  JNIortar 

Cylindrical  shajje,  with  straight  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim. 
The  body  decorated  in  relief  with  masks  and  vertical  bands  of 
scrolling,  the  base  with  a  band  of  scrolling.  One  twisted,  looped 
handle. 

Height,  4^  ^  inches:  Jin  meter,  (5  inches. 


85 — Sixteenth  Century  Italiax  Ei{()x;iE  Ewi.k 

Pear-shaped  body,  with  incurved  neck,  molded  rim  and  circular 
molded  stem,  and  two  scrolled  looped  handles  terminating  in 
scrolled  masks.  The  curviui)'  spout  is  molded  as  a  grotesque 
winged  head  with  ojjen  mouth. 

Height,  15  inches. 


8(5 — SixTEEXTir  Cexti'kv   Itai.iax  1?u()xze  Kwek 

Pear-shaped  body,  with  incurved  neck,  circular  foot  and  over- 
handle  formed  of  two  voluted  scrolls  starting  from  masks  at 
the  sides  and  with  a  shield  charged  with  the  ^Medici  coat-of- 
arms  in  the  center.  Curved  sj)out  with  dragon's  head  mouth 
and  acanthus-leaf  em'ichment. 

Hiifjiit.  'I'l  inches 


87 — Sevextkkxtii   C'i;xti'ky  Fi.okkxtixk  Bkoxzk  Ewkr 

Ovolo-shaped  hody.  with  incurved  rim  and  molded  foot,  fixed 
.scrolled  and  molded  over-handle  sprin<)int>'  from  satyr  masks, 
and  straight  spout  suppoi-ted  by  win<>ed  (xreeian  sphinx  head 
with  shaped  escutcheon  below.  Ilcii/ht,  .'{()  inches. 


88 — Skyexteextii  CExiria-   1*  lOKi'.xrixE  Kkoxze  ^NIoktak 

Cylindrical  sluq^e,  with  curved  sjjreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
and  foot.  The  body  is  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  festoons 
of  <>Tapes  and  vine  leaves  and  bands  of  scrollin,<>s  and  acanthus 
leaves.     Two  scrolled  and  voluted  loo])ed  handles. 

Ili'xjhi,  ISl-.  inches;  duuiiefer,  17''  inches. 


89 — Pakman  Bkonze  JNIoktar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
inscribed  in  raised  letters  with  the  names  of  the  maker,  "ioseph 
MONTANARi,"  and  the  owner,  "dominico  baborini."  The  body 
decorated,  in  relief,  with  festoons  of  fruits,  birds  and  putto 
masks.  Molded  foot,  decorated  with  masks  and  acanthus  leaves, 
and  two  projecting  handles. 

Hciglit,  13Vi'  inches;  diameter,  1.5  inches. 
(Illustrated) 

90 — Eighteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Mortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  sjireading  sides  and  molded  rim 
and  foot.  Body  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  scrolled  oval  me- 
dallion enclosing  a  cherub,  with  scrcjlled  strapwork  and  acanthus 
leaves  and  with  incised  name,  "maxa'el  baragi.i,"  and  date, 
"1761."    Two  scrolled,  voluted  and  looped  handles. 

Height,  l-t  inelies;  diameter,  1414  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

91 KlGHlTLENTH    CeNTURV    ItALIAN    BroXZE    MoRTAR 

Cylindrical  shaj^e,  with  cin-\ed  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
and  foot.  Body  inscribed,  in  raised  letters,  "A.  S.  R.  F.  1761." 
Two  looped  handles  formed  as  nude  female  caryatids. 

Height,  14  inches;  diameter,  ISl/^  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

92 — Florentine  Bronze  Mortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  rim  deco- 
rated, in  low  relief,  with  bands  of  scrollings  and  floral  festoons. 
The  body  with  the  names  of  the  maker,  "carlo  RUt'iNi,"  and 
the  owner,  "bartolo-nieo  buscioni,"  with  the  date  "mdccliii." 
Molded  foot,  decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  rosettes  and  acanthus 
leaves.    Two  looped  handles. 

Height,  1.5  inches;  diamrter,  I8V2  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

93 — Seventeenth  Century  1'aduan  Bronze  JNIortar 

Cylindrical  shape,  with  curved  spreading  sides  and  molded  rim 
and  foot.  Body  decorated,  in  relief,  with  shaped  escutcheon, 
charged  with  the  Piccolomini  coat-of-arms  and  flanked  by 
quatrefoil  medallions  and  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  by  a  fes- 
toon of  tigs  and  leoves.    Two  scrolled  and  Ioo])ed  handles. 

Height.  18  iiielies;  diameter,  21  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


1)4 — FiiTKEXTH  Century  Fi.orkxtine  Ekoxze  Statuette  i?v  da 
Bologna 
Fi<>'ure  of  ^lercurv  wt'ariiif>-  the  "petasiis,"  or  winded  cap.  witli 
his  left  arm  raised.     Shown  to  tlie  knees  only.     On  cylindrical 
pedestal.    l)y  (iiovanni  da  Holoyiia  (  l.VJ8-l(;()8) . 

Ill  it/lit.  ()l  '(  iiiihes. 

'J'liis  is  t'l-oin  ;i  study  in  wax  for  the  hirf^c  hi-on/u  fii^uri'  inocK-k'd  by 
(iioxanni  da    liolof^na   in   15(')4. 

(Illiistnitfd) 


Ho — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Statuette 

Figure  of  "Silence."  Standing  figure  of  a  Avoman  in  classical 
robes,  with  lier  right  hand  on  her  hip  and  her  left  with  out- 
stretched finger  raised  to  her  lips. 

Height,  (i\\  inrlu's. 

TIktc  is  a  striking  rcstuiblaiicL'  hitwriii  tills  figure  and  a  (h'awing 
by  lAiiiii  Beinardino  in  the  Louvre. 

{lUuxt  ratal) 


9(5 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  I^ronze  Fujure  by  da 
Bologna 
Figure  of  a  Bacchus,  shown  as  a  nude  youth  holding  in  liis 
outstretched  right  hand  a  wine  cup  and  in  his  left  hand  a  hunch 
of  grapes.  On  circular  hase,  di-uin-shaped  bronze  pedestal, 
decorated  with  festoons  of  drapery  and  three  j)aw  feet.  By 
Giovanni  da  Bologna    ( l.j-JS-KUIS) . 

Hcif/Iit,  S  iiii-Jiis. 

This  is  a  ])ortrait  of  ^NForgante.  tlie  Court  Duai-f  of  ("osiino  I 
de'  INIediei,  as  Bacelius.  Anotlier  example  is  in  tlie  Herhn  .Museum. 
Illustratech      Catalogue.    Plate   X\'. 

{llhixtriital) 


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97 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Bkonze  Equestrian  Figure 
(School  of  Riccio) 
Figure  of  a  bearded  man,  with  his  right  arm  held  out  and 
bearing  on  his  shoulders  a  cornucopia.  Seated  on  a  horse  with 
elaborate  tra])piiigs.  On  hexagonal  shaped  base  with  plinth 
decorated,  in  low  relief,  with  honeysuckles  and  scroUings  and 
supported  by  three  sejant  lions.  By  a  jnipil  of  Andrea 
Briosco  (IlKiccio). 

Height,  8V2  inches. 

Anotlur   example    is   in    tlic    Berlin    Museum.      Illustrated.      Cata- 
logue, Plate  XX. 


98 — Late  Sevextekxtii  C'extuky  Itaeiax  Broxze  Statuette 
Equestrian  figure.  Bare-lieaded  and  carrying  a  drawn  sword  in 
his  right  hand,  while  tlie  left  holds  the  reins  aloft.  The  horse 
has  a  saddle-clotli  and  its  arched  tail  is  tied  with  a  ribhon.  On 
an  oval  pedestal,  probably  Paduan  of  the  fifteenth  century, 
broken  at  the  angles  by  four  caryatid  figures  with  tapering  ter- 
minations. ]Molded  cornice,  and  base  and  body  decorated  with 
acanthus  scrolls  arranged  in  quatrefoil. 

Height,  1-i  inches. 


1)9 — FiiTKKNTH  C'kxti'kv   I'adi'ax  Ukonzk  Staitkttk 

l^'igure  of  Atlas  heariufi'  the  world.  Xiulc  figure  of  a  bearded 
man,  seated  upon  the  stump  of  a  tree  and  suj)porting  on  his 
shoulders,  with  both  arms  raised,  a  olohe.  On  molded  oval 
bronze  base.     Gilded. 

Iltii/lif,  ()  iiichc.i. 


100 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Buoxze  Candlestick  by 
Ie  Kiccio 
Kneeling  fi<)in'e  of  a  satyr  with  goat's  heard,  a  horn  appearing 
from  liis  forehead,  and  goat's  lioofs,  and  with  his  head  thrown 
haek.  hokhng  in  one  hand  a  vase-slun)ed  acanthns-leaf  deco- 
rated candle-socket.  Snpjxirted  on  a  triangidar  stand  encircled 
by  a  band  of  foliage  ornamentation  and  with  three  paw  feet. 
By  Andrea  Briosco     11  Riccio  (U70-1.j:32)  . 

Height,  10  inches. 


101 — Sixteenth  Century  Fi,(juentink  Gilt  Bronze  Siaiuette 
Figure  of  Hercules.  Standing,  di-aped  from  the  waist  down- 
ward witli  his  hon's  skin  thrown  over  liis  left  shoulder  and  hold- 
ing his  elul)  in  his  right  hand.  In  his  outstretched  left  hand  he 
holds  the  three  golden  apples  of  Ilesperides.  On  s(juare  hase. 
Completely  gilt. 

Height,  8' J  inches. 


102 — Fjiteextii  C'kxtuuv  Fi.ohkxtixk  Bkoxzk  STATri/rn:  by 
Saxsovixo 
Full-lenotli  fi<rure  of  an  amorivo.  He  has  close-curling  hair, 
stands  upon  one  kg  with  the  other  drawn  up,  in  the  attitude 
of  drawing  his  how.  which  he  holds  in  his  left  hand  and  shooting 
an  arrow  with  his  right.  iVcross  his  shoulder  is  a  strap  for  his 
quiver.  On  s(]uare  chamfered  wooden  hase.  By  Jacopo  Tatti 
or  Sansovino   ( 1477-1. )70) . 

II(i(/Iit.  7  iii(lic-i. 

AnotluT  exani])K'  is  in  the  lirrlin  ^Iiimiiiii.     Illustrjitcd.     Cutiiloijuc, 
Plate  VII. 


103 — Sixteenth    Centuky    Feokentine    Bkonze    Statuette   by 

RUSTICI 

Figure  of  ^Mercury,  poised  on  one  foot  with  the  right  hand 
hfted  high  in  the  air.  He  wears  the  "petasus,"  or  winged  cap, 
and  tahn-ia,  or  wings,  on  his  feet,  but  does  not  carry  a  "cadu- 
ceus."  On  scpiare  molded  base.  By  Giovanni  Francesco  Rus- 
tici   (1474-1544). 

Height,  \ii\-2  inches. 

Sigiior  Bardini  ])oints  out  tlie  differences  between  tliis  statue  and 
the  similar  Mercury  by  Gian  da  Bologna.  Rustici  was  a  pupil,  accoi'd- 
ing  to  Yasari,  of  Verrocchio  and,  without  doubt,  of  Leonardo  da  Vinci. 
He  modeled  the  group  of  St.  John,  the  Levite  and  the  Pharisee  over  the 
north  door  of  the  Florentine  Baptistery. 

(lUiistrated) 


No. 


103 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Statuette 
BY  RusTici 


104 — (iR.^•;t'0-Ro:\rAN  Ukoxze  Vase  ok  the  Eighteenth  Century 
B.C. 
Pear-shaped  IhxIv,  with  ineurved  eyhiulrical  iieek,  molded  rim 
and  foot  and  mohled  looped  handle  startin<4'  from  a  winged 
Crreeian  sphinx  mask,  and  having  a  satyr's  head,  with  horns, 
pointed  ears  and  beard,  for  a  thnml)-piece.  The  shoulders  are 
decorated  with  raised  fluting,  below  which  is  a  band  of  incised 
honeysuckle  ornamentation,  the  lip  with  a  band  of  egg  and 
dart  patterning  and  the  foot  with  a  band  of  water-leaf  orna- 
mentation. The  surface  is  2)artially  covered  with  a  crust  due 
to  long  burial,  revealing  a  most  beautiful  greenish-blue  patina. 

H eight ,    1  tl  ^   inchfs. 

Sio'iior  IJ.-irdiiii  piirtii'ularly  values  this  vasu,  ])oiiitiiiir  out  witli 
a])probatioii  its  uxtrLiiuly  heaiitirul  slia])f,  rt-tiffiit  ducoratiou  aiul 
superb  patina. 

(Ilhistnifnl) 


No.   lO-l — Gii.Eco-RoMAx  Bronze  Vase  of  the  Eighteenth  Century   B.C. 


105 — Sixteenth  Century  P'lorentine  Bronze  Figure  by  Susini 
Kneeling  figure  of  Atlas,  shown  as  a  nude  man,  carrying  on  his 
shoulders,  in  place  of  the  conventional  globe,  the  framework  of 
a  dial  consisting  of  interlocked  rings  of  bronze.  On  cylindrical 
molded  bronze  pedestal.  By  Susini  (Sixteenth  and  Seventeenth 
Centuries). 

Hiifjlif,  1()  'niches. 
From  flic  (itcVicr  of  G'invdniii  da  Bolof/ixi. 


106 — Sixteenth  Century  (tERMan  Bronze  Statuette  of  Justice 
Figure  of  a  woman,  with  bare  arms  and  legs,  wearing  sandals 
and  a  classic  robe  entirely  covered  with  a  delicately  chased  pat- 
terning of  scrolls  and  Howers.  Her  curling  hair  is  twisted  into 
a  knot,  and  she  stands  with  a  smile  on  her  face  and  both  arms 
outstretched,  one  originally  holding  a  sword,  the  other  a  balance, 
both  of  which  are  missing.  On  square  molded  base.  (Finger 
faulty.) 

Height.  23  incites. 


107 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Bologxese  Bkoxze  Crucifix  by  da 
Bologna 
Wooden  cross,  on  shaped,  broken  and  triple-pedestaled  base 
of  ebonized  wood,  with  moldings  carved  with  fine  gaufferings. 
On  the  cross  hangs  a  bronze  figure  of  Christ  supported  on  one 
side  by  a  !)ronze  figin-e  of  the  Virgin,  who  stands  gazing  at  the 
cross  with  upraised  hands,  and  on  the  other  by  St.  John  in  a 
similar  attitude.     By  (iiovanni  da  Bologna   (1.)24-1G08) . 

Height,  \i'2  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


No.   107 — Sixteenth  Century  Bologne.se  Bronze   Chitifix 
BY  DA  Bologna 


108 — Sixteenth  Century  Feokentine  Bkonze  Caiaary  by  da 
volterra 
Rocky  inouiul  of  hanging  moss  and  pointed-leaf  vegetation  sur- 
mounted by  three  crosses.  On  tlie  center  one  hangs  tlie  entirely 
un(h-a2)ed  figure  of  Christ,  liaving  on  His  riglit  the  penitent 
thief,  wlio  liangs  in  a  relaxed  attitude  and  gazes  with  a  reliant 
expression  at  his  Saviour.  On  the  left  hangs  the  impenitent 
thief,  his  limbs  distorted  and  his  face  turned  away.  On  square 
molded  base  resting  on  feet  shaped  as  couchant  lions.  By 
Zaccaria  da  Volterra   (Sixteenth  Century). 

Hc'if/hf,  'i1\\  inches. 

TIu'  fifrures,  accordiiifr  to  Sifriior  Rardini,  art'  niodilid  from  a  draw- 
ing by   MiclR'huitri'lo,   of  whom   tla  A'oltcrra   was   a   ])ii])il. 

{Illustrated) 


No.   108 — Sixteenth   Century  Flouentine  Bronze  Calvary 

BY    DA    VoLTERRA 


WROUGHT  IRON  AND  BRONZE 

109 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrought-iron  Brazier 
Stand 
Formed  of  two  horizontal  Hat  rin<;s  of  wrought  iron,  supported 
by  eight  brackets  of  scrolled  flat  iron  enriched  with  wrought-iron 
leaves  and  riveted  into  upper  ring.  On  three  wrought  scrolled 
strap-iron  feet. 

Ilfii/lif.    14' J   i;/(7(c.v,-   iliiiincfcr,   '2H   hichc.i. 

{lUuxtratcd) 


110 — Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Silver  and  Bronze 
Hearth  Brazier 
Octagonal  shape  with  molded  rim  of  hron/.e,  supported  by 
gilt  bronze  brackets  shaped  as  cherubim  and  volutes,  with 
molded  base  and  scrolled  feet,  shaped  as  cherubim,  also  of  gilt 
bronze.  The  sides  are  paneled  with  plates  of  silver  repousse 
and  chased  in  designs  of  strapwork  scrollings.  Looped  swing 
carrying  handles  of  silvered  steel  in  a  scroll  design.  Fitted  with 
iron  fire-tray. 

Lcnglh,  30  inches;  u-'uhh,  21  inches. 
Tlii.s  brazier  came  from  tlic  Borp^hcse  Palace  in  Rome. 
{lUustrated) 


Ill — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Bronze  Andirons 
Turned  baluster-shaped  standards,  witli  bodies  of  vase  forms, 
ball  finials  and  molded  bases.  On  arehed  and  voluted  feet  of 
wrought  strap-iron. 

Height,  "iO  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


112 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Andirons 
Turned  vase-shaped  standards,  with  fluted  bodies,  gadrooned 
and  acorn  finials  and  fluted  triangular  bases.  ]Modeled  at  the 
angles  with  lions'  masks.  On  voluted  feet  of  wrought  strap- 
iron  with  wrought-iron  aprons. 

Height,  25  iiiehes. 
{Ill  It. it  rated) 


113 — I'air  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  ^Vndirons 
Turned  vase-shaped  standards,  with  boldly  gadrooned  bodies, 
gadrooned  ball  finials  and  fluted  triangular  bases.  JModeled 
at  the  angles  with  masks  and  leaves.  On  voluted  feet  of 
wrought  strap-iron  with  wrought-iron  aprons. 

Height,  '22\'_>  inches. 
( Illustrated) 


114 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrought-iron  Basin 
Stand 
Standard  of  spirally  twisted  iron,  with  molded  I)all  knop  and 
l)asin-holder  of  four  branches  of  strap-iron  with  voluted  ter- 
minations. On  three  curved  and  voluted  feet  of  strap-iron  with 
wrought-iron  ball  pendant. 

Height,  28  inches. 
{Ilhist  rated) 


115 — Sixteenth    Century    Florentine    Wrought-iron    Basin 
Stand 
Of  tripod  form,  with  circular   basket  top   and  three  legs  of 
scrolled  and  voluted  strap-iron.     Triangular  base,  with  three 
scrolled  and  voluted  legs  of  strap-iron. 


{lUiintrated) 


Height,  31  iiiehes. 


116 — Sixteenth    Century    Florentine    AVrought-iron    Basin 
Stand 
Of  tripod  form,  with  circular  top  and  three  legs  of  strap-iron 
of  scrolled  and  voluted   design.      Triangular  base   and   three 
curved  and  voluted  feet  of  strap-iron. 

Height,  t}\  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


117 — SixTKKXTii  Centi'uv  Flokextixe  Wuoi'taiT-iiiox  Staxi) 

Of  tripod  form,  with  triangular  top  and  three  stanchirds  of 
scrolled  and  voluted  design  of  wrouglit  stra[)-iron.  Triangular 
base  and  three  scrolled  and  voluted  feet  of  strap-iron. 

Height,  ;52  inchcx. 


118 FiFTKEXTH     CkXTURY     Fl.OKKXTlXE     WrOUGHT-IKOX      IJaSIX- 

HOLDER 

Basin-liolder  of  pointed  and  serrated  leaves,  s(|uare  ii-oii  bar 
standard  witli  oetagonal  kiioj),  and  tripod  base  witb  enrved  and 
straight  legs  and  spreading  feet. 

Height,  .'5()  hicht's. 


119 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Wrought-iron  Stand 
Formed  of  three  radiating  iron  bars,  supported  by  cm'ved  brack- 
ets, one  terminating  in  mask,  two  in  voluted  scrolls  and  all  three 
sujiporting  loose  iron  rings.  The  three  triangular-shaped  wings 
are  occupied  by  shields  surrounded  by  wrought-iron  leafage, 
and  end  in  scrolled  hoops.  The  standard  is  square  and  enriched 
with  pointed  leaves  and  the  tripod  base  is  formed  of  carved  and 
straight  legs  ending  in  paw  feet. 

Height,  .'J.'S  inches. 

120 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrought-iron  Stand 
Formed  of  three  radiating  iron  bars,  sujjjjorted  by  curved  brack- 
ets, one  terminating  in  mask,  two  in  \'oluted  scrolls  and  all  three 
supporting  loose  iron  rings.  The  three  triangidar-shaped  wings 
are  occupied  by  shields  surroimded  by  wrought-irt)n  leafage,  and 
end  in  scrolled  hoops.  The  standard  is  square  and  enriched  with 
pointed  leaves  and  the  tripod  base  is  formed  of  carved  and 
straight  legs  ending  in  paw  feet. 

Height.  35  inche.i. 
[lUust rated) 

121 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrought-iron  Stand 
Formed  of  three  radiating  iron  bars,  supported  by  curved  brack- 
ets, one  terminating  in  mask,  two  in  \oluted  scrolls  and  all  three 
su2)porting  loose  iron  rings.  The  three  triangular-shaped  wings 
are  occu])ied  by  shields  surrounded  by  wrought-iron  leafage,  and 
end  in  scrolled  hoojjs.  The  standard  is  scjuare  and  enriched  with 
])()inted  leaves  and  the  tripod  l)ase  is  formed  of  carved  and 
straight  legs  ending  in  paw  feet. 

Height.   35   iiiehe.t. 
(Illustrated) 

122 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrougiit-irox   Stand 

Formed  of  three  radiating  iron  bars,  su])portc(l  by  curved  brack- 
ets, one  terminating  in  mask,  two  in  voluted  scrolls  and  all  three 
supporting  loose  iron  rings.  The  three  triangular-shaped  wings 
are  occupied  by  shields  siu'roimded  by  wrought-iron  leafage,  and 
end  in  scrolled  hoops.  The  standard  is  scjuare  and  enriched  Avith 
pointed  leaves  and  the  tripod  base  is  formed  of  carved  and 
straight  legs  ending  in  paw  feet. 

Height,   35   inehes. 
{Illustrated) 


123 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Wrougiit-iron 
Andirons 
Baluster-shaped  standards,  witli  ball  knops  and  incised  pattern- 
ing of  conventional  foliage,  large  acorn  finials  and  molded  bases. 
On  trefoil  arched  feet  of  wrought  strap-iron  with  incised  pat- 
ternings.    In  front  are  wrought-iron  l)raekets  with  acorn  finials. 

Height,  33  inches. 


124 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  WRorcaiT-iRON 
Andirons 
Baluster-shaped  standards,  witli  l)all  knops  and  incised  pat- 
ternings  of  conventional  leaf  design.  In  front  are  ciu'ved  bal- 
uster-shaped brackets  with  leaf  finials.  On  trefoil  arched  feet 
of  wrought  iron  witli  incised  patternings. 

Hright,  ti'2  inches. 


12o — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Andirons 

Square  standards,  ending-  in  volutes  with  voluted  s parte,  or 
brackets,  and  arched  feet  with  trefoil  scrollings. 

Height,  -iO  inches. 
{Illiist  rated) 


126 — Earey  Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Wrox^ght-iron 
Washstand 
liasin-liolder  of  four  scrolled  Hat  iron  arms,  square  standard 
with  sfjuare  knop,  on  tripod  stand  of  scrolled  bar-iron  and 
strap-iron  legs  and  spreading  feet  supporting  a  square  bar 
vertical  standard  with  scrolled  top  and  arm  from  which  hangs 
a  basin-shaped  bronze  water  foinitain. 

Height,  61   inches. 
( III  II. '<1  rated) 


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127 PaIU    of    Fll'TEEXTII    CkXTUKY    Fl.OKKXTIXK    AxDlltOXS 

Standards  of  .s(iuare  iron  bars  witli  hcxfled  kiiops,  spoiic.  or 
brackets,  of  wrougbt-iroii  rinos,  with  l)all  fiiiials  and  smaller 
In-ackets  below.    Arched  and  trefoil  scrolled  feet. 


IliiyJit,    .")()   iiiclics. 


128 — Paik   of   Futkkxtii   C'r.xTi'UY    Fi.okkntine   WuoutiiiT-iuox 

TORCHEKES 

Standards  of  sj)irally  twisted  flat  iron,  circular  hobeches,  with 
scalloijed  ajirons  supported  by  curved  iron  brackets  and 
crowned  with  trefoil  serolhu^s,  and  trii)od  l)ases  of  scrolled  flat 
iron. 

Height,  (i.'Jl^  inches. 


129 — Pair  of  Sixtkknth  Cextuky  Flokentixe  Wkougiit-ikon 
Torcheres 
Standards  of  round  iron  bars  witli  (l()ul)lc  balustcr-sliaped 
kno])s;  saucer-shaped  hobeches  supported  by  scrolled  strap-iron 
brackets  and  pointed  prickets.  On  tripod  bases  formed  of 
scrolled  and  voluted  strap-iron  legs,  enriched  by  spiral  tendrils 
and  bronze  vase-shaped  finials. 

H tight,  5  feet  ^  inches. 


130 — Pair  Early   Fiftekxth   Century   Florentine  Wrougiit- 
iRON  Torcheres 
Standards  of  wrou<^ht-iron  bars:  circular  boheches,  witb  scal- 
loped aprons  supported  by  cin-ved  iron  bar  brackets.    On  trij^od 
bases  with  straight  legs  ending  in  spreading  feet. 

Height,  5  feet  '.i  iiu-hcs. 


131 — Pair  of  Fifteenth   Century   Florentine  ^Vuouca^T-IRON 
Torcheres 
Standards  of  rounded  iron  bars,  with  pear-shaped  knops.     Cir- 
cular bobeches  with  scalloped  and  pierced  aprons,  supported  by 
scrolled  brackets,  pointed  prickets,  and  tripod  stands  of  scrolled 


flat  iron  bars. 


{lU  list  rat  id) 


Height,  63  inches. 


132 — Early  Fifteenth  Cextuky  Wkouciit-irox  Torciikhe 

Standard  of  a  square  iron  bar,  the  upper  seetiou  wrouglit  with 
spiral  ribbon  ein'ielmient,  circular  bobeche  with  scalloped  apron 
supported  on  a  pointed-leaf  collar  by  three  twisted  iron  bars. 
pointed  candle  pricket  and  trijxwl  base  of  Hat  iron  bars  and 
pointed  leaves. 

H light,   G;J  inches. 


133- 


-FlFTEENTH      CeNTURY      FeoUENTINE      WkOUGHT-IKOX      FiKE 

Screen 
Formed  of  two  sciuare  iron  bar  standards,  with  knops  of  pointed 
leaves  and  curved  pistils,  terminating  in  sporte,  or  brackets,  of 
iron  rings  with  flat  scrolled  iron  side,  connected  above  by  a 
round-arched  brace  of  scrolled  iron  and  below  by  two  parallel 
square  bars,  fitted  in  with  flat  iron  scrollings.  On  arched  feet  of 
fiat  iron  with  incised  patterning. 

Height,    -t'i    inches;    xcidth,    381/.    inches. 


134 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Cast-iron  Fire  Uack 

In  the  I'orni  of  an  architectural  tablet  with  round-arched  pedi- 
ment supported  l)y  volutes.  Above  is  a  winged  mask,  in  low 
relief,  and  below  a  shaped  molded  escutcheon  enclosing  a  female 
figure.     On  sipiare  molded  base. 

lIcKjIit,  '1^  inches:   wiilfli,  25  inclics. 


135 — SiXTKKxrii   Ckxti'uy  Fi.okkxtixk  Cast-ikox   l^'iKK  Hack 

Sliaped  as  a  rectan<^'ular  tablet  with  molded  frame,  l)roken  and 
cliamfered  angles  and  arelied  top.  Flanked  by  voluted  braekets 
and  .siu'mounted  by  voluted  serollin^s.  Interior  modeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  an  oval  eoat-of-arms  of  the  Delia  Rovere  quartered 
with  those  of  the  Belnionte  families,  framed  in  a  wreath  of  oak 
leaves  and  aeorns  and  surrounded  by  seven  daneing  and  play- 
ing putti,  flying  draperies  and  serollings.  IJelow  is  a  serolled 
tablet  with  the  date,  pai'tly  obliterated  by  the  aetion  of  the  tire, 
"M.  D.  ?  ?" 

Iliir/ltt.  85  iiiclics;   icidth,  -i'Z  inches. 


136 — SixTKEX'rii  Ckntuky  Fi.okkxtixk  Wkought-ikox  Fkxdkr 
Formed  of  a  plinth  of  wrought  iron,  with  molded  border  top 
and  bottom,  serolled  and  voluted  with  a  tin-ned  handle  in  the 
eenter. 

Ihii/lit,    ii  iiiflics;   icidth,  25   inches. 


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FIFTEENTH  AND  SIXTEENTH   CENTURY  BRONZE 
PLAQUETTES 


137 — Fifteenth  CENTURy  Italian  Ruonze  Flaquettp: 

Octayoiiiil  shaped.  ^lodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  Crucifixion 
realistically  treated,  'i'he  cross  in  the  center  and  many  Dis- 
ciples, Roman  soldiers  and  Jewish  pi'iests  stand  around  it. 

Hiiyht,  I'o  inches. 

138 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Ekonze  Plaquetti-: 

Irregular  oblono-  shape.  JModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  al- 
legorical subject  of  a  reclining  female  figure.  After  an  antique 
gem. 

I^fii</fli,  21  4  iiiclies. 

139 — Fourteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  frame.  JModeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  the  figure  of  St.  Barbara  carrying  in  one  hand  her  sym- 
bolic tower,  in  the  other  a  palm  branch. 

Hiiyht,  l';4  inches. 


140 — liATK   Fifteenth   CEXTUiiv   Xoirni    Itaeiax   Bkoxze   Pi.a- 

QUETTE    ]5Y    MoDEUNO 

Rectangular  shape,  ^iodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of 
the  Centaur  Nessus  carryin<>-  off  Dejanira.  Hy  II  Modenio 
(Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

llii<lht.  1'''4  inclu's:  uiclth,  l'|4   inches. 

Otlier  examples  are  in  tlie  Louvre  aiul  Heilin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,   Plate   LII. 

1-11 FiFTEEXTII    CeXITUV    UkOXZE    I'l.AQUETTE    1!Y    Foi'l'A 

Rectangular  sha])e.  with  raised  frame.  jNIodeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  "Rajje  of  Cxanyniede."  Above,  Ganymede,  seized  by  the 
Eagle  of  Jove,  is  seen  in  the  sky.  Below  are  three  liorsemen, 
and  in  the  center  are  three  dogs,  liy  ^Vmbrogio  Foppa — II 
Caradosso    (14.5'2-152G). 

Height.  '1  inches;  -tcidfli,  '2  inches. 

Other  examjjles  are  in  the  l^ouvre  and  Jkrliu  Aluseunis.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LVIII. 

142 — I'lETEEXTH  Cextury  Paduax  Rkoxze  Peaquette 

Rectangidar  shape.  ]Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  elaborate 
"Deposition  from  the  Cross."  Leaning  against  the  arms  of 
the  cross  are  two  ladders,  on  each  of  which  stands  a  Disciple, 
one  lifting  down  the  body  of  our  I^ord,  the  other  receiving  it. 
Around  the  foot  of  the  cross  are  other  figiu'es.  Silvered.  By 
a  Paduan  follower  of  JMantegua,  after  an  engraving  by  An- 
drea jNlantegna  (Bartsch,  No.  4). 

Height,  2')4  incJic.f;   rcidth,  '2  inches. 

Otlier  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  Ll\ . 

14.3 — FiETEEXTii  Cextthy  Xohtii  Itaijax  Bkoxxe  Pi.-vquette  hy 

JMODERXO 

Rectangular  .shajjc,  with  raised  frame.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  an  elaborate  ai'chitectiu'al  niche,  ()ccu])ied  by  a  seated  fig- 
ure of  the  Virgin  holding  the  Child  Christ.  Above  are  flying 
angels  and  i'estoons  and  below  is  a  sculptured  sarcophagus 
flanked  by  mule  flgures.  By  II  Moderno  (Fifteenth  and  Six- 
teenth Centiu'ies). 

Height,  IJ-' |    inclici;  -iciiltli.  'J '  4  incites. 

Other  exanijiles  are  in  the  Louvi-c  and  Berlin  Aluseums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  L. 


144 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Fi.oukxtine  Bkoxze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  sliape.  ^NJodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  a  Xynipli  syinI)olizing  Architecture. 

Ilc'njhf.  .'5  iiiilus;  :ailtli,  2\\    iiiclif.s. 
14.5 Fll'TEEXTlI    CkXTI'KY    \"kXKT1AX     liuOXZK    1>AS-KKI,1KI' 

JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  without  hackground,  with  a  standing 
figiu'e  of  the  Virgin,  holding  on  her  left  arm  the  undraped 
C'liild  Christ.  On  octagonal  base,  denoting  its  oi'iginal  use  as  a 
tinial. 

H(i(/lit.  .■{  iiirlic.i. 
14G FllTEKXTH    CkXTI'HY    I'aDI'AX    liuOXZE   Pl^AQl'KTTK   1!Y    Fol'l'A 

Rectangular  sha])e,  with  molded  frame.  jNIodeled.  in  low  relief, 
with  a  suhject  of  a  "Flagellation."  Christ  tied  to  a  column, 
forming  a  colonnade  surmounted  hv  a  rich  entablature,  is  heing 
scourged  by  two  Roman  soldiers.  By  Anibrogio  Fo])pa  (14.")2- 
1.526). 

Height,  '2^>/\  inches;  xcidth.  '1  iiirJies. 

Other  cxain])les  arc  in  the  I.oiivre  ami  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  L\'III.  The  plaquette  closely  resembles  Man- 
tegna's  eiigraxing  of  tlii'  "l''lagellatioii."  (  Bartsch,  No.  I.) 

147 — FiKTEEXTii  Ckxtuuy  Ir.M.iAX  Bkoxze  Bas-kki.ief 

Shaped  in  the  form  of  a  Tabernacolo  frame,  with  circular  pedi- 
ment and  cornice,  pilasters  and  molded  base.  Occupied  by  a 
round-arched  niche,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  figure  of 
the  Virgin  adoi'ing  the  Child  Christ. 

Height,  .'Jl,4  iiiehes;  xcidth,  I'o  inches. 

148 — FiFTEEXTii  Cextury  Pisax  Bkoxze  Bas-reijef 

Shaped  as  a  trefoiled  and  pointed-arched  panel  flanked  by  two 
Gothic  buttresses,  surmounted  by  a  pointed  crocketcd  gable 
and  pierced  and  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  figure  of  Christ 
on  the  cross  with  the  Virgin  and  St.  .Tohn  on  either  side. 

Height,  .'}!  o  inches;  xcidth.  '1  inches. 

Another  very  similar  exani])le  in  the  Berlin  Museum.  Illustrated. 
Catalogue,  Plate  XXXVII. 


149 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Italian  Bronze  Pi„\quette  by  Enzola 
Oval  shape,  with  raised  horder.  IModeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
"St.  George  and  the  Draf>on."  The  Saint,  on  horsehaek,  is 
transfixing  the  Dragon  with  his  spear,  while  in  the  hackground 
kneels  the  daughter  of  the  king  of  Lydia.  By  Giovanni  Fran- 
cesco Enzola  (Fifteenth  Century). 

Diameter,  2  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  tlie  I^ouvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLIX. 

{Ilhistrntrtl) 

I.'jO — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Pi,aquette 

Rectangular  shape.  JNIodeled  with  a  standing  figure  of  the 
Virgin  holding  the  Child  Christ,  to  whom  a  standing  infant 
St.  John  tenders  fruit. 

Heif/hf,  2-;4  inches;  xeidth,  l-;4  inches. 

(IlhistnifeJ) 

1.51 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Pi^aquette 

Rectangular  shape.  ^lodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  in  sixteenth  century  costinne,  holding  a  scepter. 

Height,  "i-;/;  inches;  width,   1">4  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

152 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  ^Modeled  with  an  allegorical  figure  of  Time 
carrying  his  symholic  scythe  and  holding  an  infant  in  his  arms. 

Height,  .'5  inches;  u-idth,  '2^^  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

1.53 — Sixteenth    Century    Nuremberg    Bronze    Plaquette   by 

Flotner 

Symbolic  figaire  of  "^Nlusic."     A  female  figure  in  loose  robe 

playing  upon  a  pipe.    In  front  of  her  is  an  t)rgan.    Background 

■pointillc  in  scrolls.    By  Peter  Flotner  (d.  1.54(J)  of  Xuremherg. 

Anotlier  exam])le,  in   lead,   is  in   tlie  Medi.-eval   Room   of  tlie  Britisli 
IMuseuni.     Illustrated,  (Juide,  Fig.  1(5(5. 

{lUust  rated) 


1.54 Fll'TKKXTH    CkXTUUY    Fi-OKKNTIXK    EkoXZK    l^I.AQl'KT'n". 

It ectan (pillar  shape.  JNIodeled.  in  low  relief,  witli  a  Baccha- 
nalian siihject  of  Silenus  riding'  ii])on  a  lion  with  rnins  in  the 
hackgToiind. 

H('i(/ht.  .'3  iiirlu'x:  rciiltJi,  '2\'^  inches. 

155 — FiFTEEXTH  Ckxtukv  Fi.okkxtixk  Broxze  Pi.aquette 

l{ectan<>'n!ar  shaj^e.  JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  Baccha- 
nalian snhject  of  Silenus  astride  a  wine-harrel,  with  satyrs  and 
an  ape. 

Hi'ujlit.  .'J  iiiclus;  zciiltli.  21,4  iiicltf.s. 

loG — FiFTEEXTii  Cextuky  Paduax  Bkoxze  Peaquktte 

liectangular  shape.  ISIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  square  panel 
sin-rounded  hy  a  scrolled  border  and  occupied  by  a  seated  figure 
of  the  Virgin  with  the  undraped  Child  Christ  on  her  lap.  On 
either  side  stand  l)oy  angels.  By  an  anonymous  follower  of 
Mantegna. 

H(i(/Jit,  .'{  inrht's:  -icidth,  21 4  inclics. 

157 Fn-TEEXTH    CeXTI'UY    XoKTir    ItAI.IAX     BuoNZE    Bl't'KEE 

Oval  shape,  with  i'raiiie  formed  of  a  wreath,  ])iilli  and  scrollings.      "" '  ^v 
Within  is  a  half-length  figure,  modeled  in  low  i-clicf.  of  Judith      ^ 
holding  the  head  of  Ilolofernes. 

Hvi(/lit.   '.i  iiiclus. 


158 — FiiTKKXTn  Ci'.XTritY  Fi.oukxtink  Bkoxzk  Plaqi^'Vite 

Kcctangular  sliape.  Clodded,  in  low  relief,  with  a  liacchanalian 
suhjeet  of  Sileiius  ii])on  an  ass  supported  l)y  Haeeliantes. 

IIci()ht,  .'5  Inches;  icidtli,  "Jl/'i   '"<■/"'■'• 

159 — FiFTF.EX'rir  Ckxtuuy  Floukxtixk  Bkoxzk  Pi.aqukttk 

Keetaiigiilar  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  Baeehanalian 
subjeet  of  nude  Haeehantes  di'inkiiiic  and  an  Ass. 

Hiic/lif.  -i  inrlits;  iciiltJi.  2V4  inches. 

KiO — Fn-i'KKxrn  CKXTrKV  Paduax  Lead  Pi.aqukttk  i?y  Riccio 
Reetano'ular-shaped,  with  ehanifered  angles.  INIodeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  standing  figni-e  of  Venus  attended  by  Cupid,  who 
stands  elasping  her  knee.  After  an  antitjue  gem.  By  Andrea 
Brioseo— 11  Kieeio  (1470-1.532). 

Height,  374  incites;   iciilfli,  '2\'i  incites. 

OtluT  Lxainjiks  iire  in  tlic  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated 
in  the  Berlin  Catalogue. 

Itil — SixTKKNTii   Ckxtuhy   Xouth    Ii'.vliax    Bkoxzk   Pi.aquktte 

HY    JMoDKKXO 

Iteetangidar  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  figure  of  St. 
Sebastian  shown  as  a  nude  youth  pierced  with  arrows,  his  hands 
tied  behind  his  back  to  a  Renaissance  column.  3Iodeled  by  II 
iModerno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Iliii/hf,   '.i  inches;   zcidtlt,  21/^   inches. 

OHur  examples  are  in  llie  I,()U\ri'  anil  Hie  Bei'lin  ^luseunrs.  Illus- 
trated, No.  liS2,  in  Molinier's  "I'lacjuettes,"  and  Berlin  Catalogue, 
Plate  LI. 


162 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Peaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  IModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  a  Xyiiiph  reading  a  hook. 

IIii(/Jit,  ;5  iiiclns:  xddlh.  "Jl  \   inches. 

1(53 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Euonxe  Peaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  jNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  "Truth"  shown  as  a  winged  female  gazing  in  a 
INIirror. 

Hc'ii/hf,  .'5  'niches :  xchlih.  '2^'\  iiirhrs. 

164< — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Peaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  synil)oli'/,ing  Architecture  shown  as  a  Xvnij)h  with  her 
foot  on  a  glohe  and  holding  a  pair  of  Compasses. 

Hc'icfht,  .'3  inches:  rcidth.  '2^\  inches. 

16.5 — Sixteenth  Centi'ry  North  Italian  Bronze  Peaquette 
Rectangular  shape,  with  raised  frame.     INIodeled,  in  low  I'elief, 
with  a  suhject,  "A  Roman  Trium])h."    ^Vrmed  men,  some  bear- 
ing trophies,  while  others  on  horseback  are   issuing  from   the 
gate  of  a  city.    By  one  of  the  school  of  JModerno. 

Hei(jht.    2    inches:    -icidth.    '•)    inches. 

OthcT  examples  are  in  tlie  T.ouvrc  and  lUrlin  Alusiuin-i.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  \A\ . 


l(i(j — Sixteenth  Centuuy  Flohextixe  Bronze  I'laqi'ette 

Hectanyular  sliapc.     ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  "Truth"  gazing  in  a  mirror. 

Hd<iJit.  .'J  inrlus;  zciilth.  "2 1  |   iiirlu.s. 

167 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Florentine  Eronzi;  Pi.aquette 

Rectangular  shape.     IModeled.  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  ]Musie,  playing  a  mandolin. 

Hrif/hf.  3  incites:  zcidtli.  2^  \   iiichrs. 

168 — Sixteenth  Century  Feorextixe  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.     jNIodeled.  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure. 

Hchjht.  .'J  hiclus:  -icidtlt.  '1^.\   inches. 


169 — Fiiteentii  Century  Xortii  Iiaeian  Bronze  Plaqvette  isy 

MODERNO 

Rectangulai-  shape.  ."Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  round- 
arched  niche,  in  which  is  seated  the  \'irgin,  holding  on  hei-  lap 
the  Cliild  Christ.  Avith  hoy  angels  on  either  side  and  a  decorated 
pedestal  lielow.  By  II  JModerno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth 
Centuries). 

Hcighf.  3  inches:  icidfJi.  '1\'\  inches. 

Another  cxani])lc  is  in  the  Louvre  Museum.     Illustrated,  No.  185,  in 
Molinicr's  "Plaquettc.s." 


170 — SiXTEKXTii  Ckxitky  Fi.orkntixe  Broxzk  Pi.aquktte 

Rectangular  slm])e.  ^lodt'led,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  a  Xynipli  with  hooks  at  hei-  feet. 

IIcKjIit,  .'5  iiuJus;  idilth.  'Jl 'j  inches. 

171 — SixTKEXTii  Ckxtukv   Hkoxxk  I'laqiettk 

Kcctangular  .sha])e.  ^lodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
winged  figure  eating  a  loaf  of  hread.  with  a  dog  seated  regard- 
ing him. 

Ihii/Iif.  .']  iiiclus;  xcidth.  2\^  hiclics. 

172 SiXTEEXTII    CeXTI'KY    Fi.OKEXTIXE    IJuoXZE    Pl.AQl'ETTE 

Rectangular  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  the  standing 
figure  of  a  Xymph  with  hands  clasped  and  a  vase  hy  her  side. 

Ilc'xjht,  .'5  hiclifx;  icvf///;,  2' 4   inches. 


173 — FiETEEXTii  Cextuky  Padi'ax   Rkoxze  Peaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  IModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  square  panel 
surrounded  hy  a  scrolled  horder  and  occu])ie(l  hy  a  seated  figure 
of  the  Virgin  with  the  undraped  Child  Christ  on  her  lap.  On 
either  side  stand  hoy  angels.  By  an  anonymous  I'aduan  fol- 
lower of  ]Mantegna. 

llci(jht.   .'5  inches;   u-idth.  '1\\    inches. 

Aiiotlii  r  cxaiiijile  is  in  the  Berlin  i\Iuseuni.     Ilhistrated.     f'atalogue, 
Plate  XLVI. 


174 SlXTF.EXTII    CeXTI  I!V    H()J,()(iNESE    BuOXZE    Pj^AQUETTE 

Rectan,i>iilar  sliape.  ^lodeled  witli  an  alle<r()rical  fitrure  of  a 
Xyiiiph  2)layini4-  a  liarp. 

IIv'kjIiI.  '•'<  inches:  xc'ullh,  '1^  \    iiuhcx. 

17.> — SiXTEEXTii    Cextuhv    Kj.ohf.xtixe   Buoxze    ]'j,A(JUETTE 

I{cctan<i,ular  ,slia])t'.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  a  Xyinpli  pouring  water  from  a  Ixnvl  into  a  vase. 

II(/(/lit,  -i  iiiclus:  -iciiltli,  '2\\  iiiclirs. 

17G — SiXTEEXTii  Cextim{y  Fi.okextixe  Bkoxze  Plaqtette 

Rectangular  shape.  ^Modeled  with  an  allegorical  figure  of  a 
Xynipli  with  hroken  pillar  at  her  side  at  the  base  of  which  is  a 
serpent. 

Hcit/hf.  '.i  iiicliis;  :ci<lth,  -2\\   iiirhc.i. 


177 — FiiTEEXTU  Cexti'kv  I'pai.iax  Ekoxze  Plaqi'ette 

Rectangular  shajjc,  with  round-arched  toj).  Modeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  "Presentation  in  the  Temple."  On  the  right  side 
stands  the  Virgin,  cradling  in  her  outstretched  arms  the  ini- 
draped  figure  of  tlie  Child  Christ  as  she  presents  him  to  the 
High  Priest,  who  is  seated  on  the  left.  In  the  background  are 
large  candlesticks. 

Height.  3" '(   inches;  zcidth.  2  incJics. 

{Illustrated) 


178 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Italian  Bkonze  Plaquette 

Hectangiilar  shape,  with  round-arched  top.  jNIodeled,  in  low 
reHef,  with  a  "Visit  of  the  IMagi."  On  tlie  right  is  seated  the 
Virgin,  holding  on  her  lap  the  Child  Christ.  Kneeling  in  front 
of  her  is  Caspar,  one  of  the  jNIagi,  proffering  his  gift,  while  l)e- 
hind  him  stand  his  two  companions  liolding  vases. 

Height,  .'3'}4  inches;  rculth,  2  inches. 
(Ilhi  strafed) 

179 — Fifteenth  Century  Parmesan  Bronzic  Plaquette  by  En- 

ZOLA 

Rectangular  shajje,  with  cliamfered  sides.  ^Modeled,  in  low  re- 
lief, with  a  subject  of  an  old  man  with  hooded  mantle  walking 
and  leaning  on  a  staff.  On  the  right  is  a  castle,  a  vat  of  grapes 
and  a  vine.    By  Gianfrancesco  Enzola  (Fifteenth  Century). 

Height,  2')4  inches;  length,  li  inelies. 
(Ubistrateil) 

180 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Plaqx^ette  by  Cor- 
nicle 
Rectangular  shape  with  round-arched  top.  ^Modeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  an  "Entombment."  The  body  of  Christ  being  laid 
in  the  tomb  by  tlie  Discij)les  and  Holy  Women.  In  the  dis- 
tance is  Golgotha,  sin-mounted  by  tlie  three  crosses,  and  Jeru- 
salem.    By  Giovanni  delle  Corniole   ( ]470-l.'51()) . 

Height,  S'/i  inches;  tciilth,  'Z^y'x  inches. 

Otlur  I'ojiii's  arc  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated, 
Berlin  Catalofrue,  Phite  L\II. 

( III  nsf  rated) 

181 — Fifteenth  Century  Bur(U'NI)Ian  Bronze  Plaqiette 

Rectangular  shape,  with  round-arched  top  and  Huted  frame. 
JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  witli  a  "Nativity."  The  ^'irgin  and 
St.  Joseph,  under  a  tiled  ])ent-roof,  kneeling  and  adoring  the 
Infant  Christ.  The  border  consists  of  a  title  below,  "Nativitas 
Domini"  (the  Birth  of  the  Lord),  and  a  legend  around  the 
sides  and  arch,  all  in  raised  Gothic  characters. 

Height,  'I'-'' \   inches;  Kidth.  '1  inches. 
(lUitst  rated) 


182 — Sixteenth  Century  Fi.okentine  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  allegorical 
figure  of  a  Xyniph  holding  a  sword  in  one  hand  and  a  pair  of 
scales  in  the  other,  syinholizing  Justice. 

Height,  .'5  iiirhcs;  jcidth.  'J'  j   iiulics. 

183 — P^iiTEENTii  Century  Venetian  Bronze  Pi.aquette 

Kectangular  shape,  with  round-arched  top.  Modeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  subject  of  Christ  appearing  to  His  Discijiles 
after  the  Resurrection.  In  the  center  the  figure  of  Christ  with 
right  hand  upraised  and  on  either  side  five  Disciples.  Back- 
ground of  a  large  gateway.  ^Mounted  as  a  pax  in  molded  and 
acanthus-leaf  decorated  frame  with  scrolled  and  voluted  brass 
cresting.    By  a  master  of  the  Venetian  school. 

Height,  ii^U  inche.i. 

Other  examples  are  in  tlie  Louvre  and  Rirlin  Museums.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  l.XXI. 

184 — Fourteenth    Century    Paduan    Bronze    Plaquette    by 

PiSANO 

Rectangular  shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length 
figm-e  of  the  Virgin,  her  face  to  the  right,  wearing  a  diadem, 
and  with  a  hooded  mantle,  holding  in  both  arms  the  undra])ed 
figure  of  the  Child  Christ.  At  either  side  are  caiulclieri,  with 
putti  having  vases  of  flames  on  their  heads,  and  below  a  festoon 
of  drapery.    By  Giovanni  Pisano  (12.'50-1329.). 

Height,  4  inches. 

Other  examjiles  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  ^luseums.  Illus- 
trated, Xo.  367,  in  ]MoIinier's  "Plaquettes,"  and  Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate 
XLVI. 

18.) — Late  Fifteenth  Century  Xorth  Italian  Pi.aquette  by 
inioderno 
Rectangidar  sha])e.  ^Modeled,  in  low  i-clicf.  with  a  "Presenta- 
tion in  the  Temple."  In  a  vaulted  interior  the  \'irgin  extends, 
across  an  elaborately  decorated  altar,  the  uudrapcd  Child  Christ 
to  the  High  Priest,  who  faces  her.  Figures  of  St.  Joseph  and 
attendant  priests  complete  the  composition.  By  II  JNIoderno 
(Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Height,  4  inches;  icidth,  2-^4  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated, 
X'^o.  1(5!),  ill  Moliiu'er's  "Phwjuettes,"  and  Berlin  ('at;ilogue,  Plate  LI. 


186 — Fourteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bas-relief 

Formed  as  a  Tabernacolo  frame  with  pointed  pediment  the 
tympanum  occupied  by  a  cherul)  with  floral  finial,  two  volutcd 
pilasters  and  acanthus-leaf  apron.  Tlie  frame  encloses  a  figure 
of  Christ  in  ecclesiastical  robes  and  wearing  a  mitre  on  the 
cross.  In  the  angles  are  winged  angels.  The  Christ  represents 
tlie  famous  ^''()lto  Santo  of  the  liUcca  Catliedral. 

Height,  3  inches. 

187 — Fifteenth  Century  Faduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  elaborate 
"Deposition  from  the  Cross."  Leaning  against  the  arms  of 
the  cross  are  two  ladders,  on  each  of  which  stands  a  Disciple, 
one  lifting  down  the  body  of  our  Ford,  the  other  receiving  it. 
Around  the  foot  of  the  cross  are  other  figures.  By  a  Paduan 
follower  of  Mantegna,  after  an  engraving  by  Andrea  Man- 
tegna  (Bartsch,  No.  i) . 

Height,  2%  inches;  tcidth,  2  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  I>ouvie  and  Berlin  jNIuseunis.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LIV. 

188 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Pi,aquette  i5y  Biccio 
Rectangular  shape  with  raised  frame.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  figure  of  St.  Roch  standing  in  a  landscape,  with  build- 
ings and  figures  in  the  distance.  He  holds  a  Pilgrim's  staff 
and  hat  in  his  left  hand,  and  with  the  right  he  points  to  the 
plague  spot  on  his  thigh.  By  Andrea  del  Briosco — II  Riccio 
(1470-1532). 

Height,  3  inches;  zcirlth,  2y^  inches. 

IMolinier  gives  this  plaque  unhesitatingly  to  Vlocrino,  whom  he 
identifies  with  Riccio.  Other  examjiles  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin 
Museums.     Illustrated.     Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LXI. 

189 — IjAte  Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  standing- 
figure  of  St.  Jerome  with  the  symbolic  lion  at  his  feet.  Signed 
"vlocrino."    By  Andrea  Briosco — II  Riccio  (1470-1.532). 

Height,  -i  inches;  zcicUh,  2  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated 
in  Molinier's  "Plaquettes,"  No.  248.  M.  IMolinier  has  identified  the 
plaquettes  signed  "N'locrino"  as  heing  hy  Briosco  (II  Riccio). 


186 — FouRTKENTH  Century  Italiax  Bronze  Bas-kei.ief 

Formed  as  a  Tabernacolo  frame  with  pointed  pediment  the 
tj'mpanum  oecupied  by  a  cherub  with  floral  finial,  two  voluted 
pilasters  and  acanthus-leaf  apron.  The  frame  encloses  a  figure 
of  Clirist  in  ecclesiastical  robes  and  wearing  a  mitre  on  the 
cross.  In  the  angles  are  winged  angels.  Tlie  Clirist  represents 
the  famous  ^\)lto  Santo  of  the  lAicca  Cathedral. 

Height,  3  incliex. 

187 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  elaborate 
"Deposition  from  the  Cross."  I^eaning  against  the  arms  of 
the  cross  are  two  ladders,  on  each  of  which  stands  a  Disciple, 
one  lifting  down  the  body  of  our  I^ord,  the  other  receiving  it. 
Around  the  foot  of  the  cross  are  other  figures.  By  a  Paduan 
follower  of  Mantegna,  after  an  engraving  by  Andrea  JNIan- 
tegna  (Bartsch,  No.  4). 

Height,  '2"'/x  inches:  icidth,  2  inchcx. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LIV. 

188 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Pi.aqiette  by  Riccio 
Rectangular  shape  with  raised  frame.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  figure  of  St.  Roch  standing  in  a  landscape,  with  build- 
ings and  figures  in  the  distance.  He  holds  a  Pilgrim's  staff 
and  hat  in  his  left  hand,  and  with  the  right  he  points  to  the 
plague  spot  on  his  thigh.  By  Andrea  del  Briosco — II  Riccio 
(1470-1532). 

Height,  3  inches;  width,  214  inches. 

Molinier  frivcs  this  plaque  unhesitatingly  to  Mocrino,  whom  he 
identifies  with  Riccio.  Other  examples  are  in  the  I.ouvre  and  Berlin 
Museums.     Illustrated.    Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  l^XI. 

189 — I.ATE  Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  IModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  standing- 
figure  of  St.  Jerome  with  the  symbolic  lion  at  his  feet.  Signed 
"VLOCRINO."     By  Andrea  Briosco — II  Riccio  (1470-1532). 

Height,  3  inches:  xcidth,  2  inches. 

Other  cxamjilcs  are  in  the  I.ouvrc  and  Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated 
in  Molinier's  "Plaqucttes,"  No.  248.  ;M.  Molinier  has  identified  the 
plaquettes  signed  "Vlocrino"  as  being  by  Briosco  (II  Riccio). 


190 — Late  I'iftkkxtii   Ckxtuky   North   Itauax    Bkoxzk   l*r,A- 

QUETTK    BY    MoDKUXO 

Rectangular  shajje,  with  raised  frame.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  figure  of  "Hercules  Strangling  the  Xeniean  I^ion." 
Adapted  hy  II  INIoderno  from  a  Syracusan  gold  coin  of  the  fifth 
centiny  B.C. 

Hiighf,  .'J  iiiclies;  icidth.  "JVi  inches. 

Otlicr  examples  are  in  the  Louvre,  tlie  Wallace  Gallery  and  the 
Berlin  Museums.  Illustrated,  No.  198,  in  Molinier's  "Plaquettes,"  and 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LII. 

(Ilhisfnitcd) 


191 — Sixtj;extii  Century  North  Italian  Bronze  Peaquette 
by  mouerno 
Rectangular  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  figin-e  of 
St.  Sehastian  shown  as  a  nude  youth  pierced  with  arrows,  his 
hands  tied  hehind  his  hack  to  a  Renaissance  colunni.  By  II 
iNIoderno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Height,  .'5  inches;  xeidth,  21/^  inches. 

Other  exani])les  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated, 
No.  LS'i,  in  :\Iolinier"s  "Phuiuettes"  and  Birlin  Cataloi-ue,  Plate  IJ. 

(lUnslratcLl) 


192 — FiETEEXTH  Century  North  Itaeiax  Bronze  Peaquette  by 

MODERNO 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  frame.  Clodded,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  suhject  of  a  "Pieta."  The  upright,  undraped  hody  of 
Christ  shown  to  the  waist  and  su})porte(l  hy  JNIary  Magdalene 
and  St.  John.  Flanked  hy  two  candelahra  supporting,  hy  a 
festoon  tied  with  scrolled  rihhons,  a  tahlet  with  the  Sacred 
Monogram.  Below,  the  sculptured  front  of  the  tomh  forms  a 
dado.     By  11  INIoderno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Height.  ;{'  I    inches:  u-idtJi.  •Jl',   inches. 

Another  example  Is  in  tiie  Berlin  Museum.      Illustrated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  L. 


193 — Fifteenth  Cextuuy  Fi.okextixk  Bkoxze  Pi.aquette 

Kectaii<iular  shape,  with  rounded  ends.  jNIodeled,  in  low  rehef, 
with  a  sul)jeet  of  "Apollo  and  Marsyas."  Marsyas  hangs  on  a 
tree  on  the  left,  and  on  the  ri<>ht  Apollo  stands  with  his  lyre 
and  a  miniature  figure  kneeling  at  his  feet  imploring  mercy 
for  Marsyas.  xVfter  an  anticjue  in  Lorenzo  de'  Medici's  col- 
lection. 

Hci(/Iit,  .'5  incJu'.t;  width,  'il^  iuclics. 

Aiiotlier  example  is   in   the   Iki-liii    Museum.      Illustrated   i)i   Cata- 
logue. 

194 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  ^'R'EXZIAX  Bkonze  Peaquette  by 
Belli 
Rectangidar  shape,  with  raised  frame.  Modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  an  "Ascension."  Ahove,  a  standing  figure  of  Christ  in 
the  clouds  with  His  right  hand  upraised,  and  flanked  by  angels. 
Below,  the  empty  tomb,  with  Roman  soldiers  seated  beside  it 
asleep.  Gilded.  By  Valerio  Belli — called  Valerio  Vicentino 
(14C5-1.)46).  Hn(/lit.  ;}i/t  inches. 

Other  exanijiles  are  in  the  Louvie  and  Ikrjin  .Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Cataloftue,  Plate  LIV. 

19.5 — Fifteenth  Century  Ferrakese  Bronze  Plaquette  by 
Castelbolognese 
Rectangular  shape,  with  round  arched  top.  Alodeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  subject  of  the  Adoration  of  the  Magi.  The  Vir- 
gin, with  the  Child  Christ  on  her  lap,  sits  on  the  left,  with  St. 
Joseph  behind  her.  Before  her  kneels  Caspar,  with  his  crown 
by  his  side,  offering  a  vase,  while  behind  him  stand  Balthasar 
and  ^lelehior  holding  their  offerings.  In  the  background  is  a 
gabled  building,  and  above,  a  star  with  a  guiding  ray  of  light 
By  Giovanni  Bernardi  da  Castelbolognese  (11<96-1.).'33) . 

Height.  4  inelies:  xcidt]!,  '21^  inches. 

Otlier   exani]5les   in   the    Louvre   and    Berlin    ^Museums.      Illustrated. 
Cataloffue,  Plate  LXIX. 

196 — Fifteenth  Century  Itai.iax  Broxze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shajje.  3Iodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  "Deposi- 
tion." The  Virgin  and  St.  John  at  the  foot  of  the  cross,  sup- 
porting and  weeping  over  the  body  of  Christ. 

Height,  3  inc]ies;  width,  2lo  inches. 


197 — Early  Fifteexth  Century  P.aj.uax  Bronze  Plaquette 
Rectangular  shape.  IModeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of 
the  Crucifixion.  Beneath  a  triple  Gothic  arched  canopj'  is  a 
figure  of  Christ  on  the  Cross  with  His  hands  outspread,  as 
though  in  benediction.  At  the  foot  of  the  cross  is  ]Marv  ]Mag- 
dalene  and  on  either  side  Discijjles.  In  tlie  background  are 
Jewish  Priests.     Surmounted  by  a  scrolled  cresting. 

Height,  .'Jiy4  iiiclus. 

198 — Sixteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Bas-relief 

In  the  form  of  a  Tabernacolo  frame,  with  round  arch  sur- 
mounted by  a  palmette  finial  supported  by  twin  pilasters  on  a 
molded  base.  Occupied  by  a  figure  of  the  Virgin  seated  on  an 
elaborate  throne  holding  the  Child  Christ  on  her  lap  and  sur- 
rounded by  cherubim  with  figures  of  St.  Francis  and  other 
saints  on  either  side  and  two  kneeling  figures  below.  By  a 
Paduan  Master  influenced  by  Mantegna. 

Height,  -i  inches;  xcidth,  '2  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  tlic  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLVI. 

199 — Fifteenth  Century  North  Italian  Bronze  Plaquette  by 
Moderno 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  frame.  IModeled,  in  low  re- 
lief, with  a  "Pieta."  The  upright,  undraped  body  of  Christ 
shown  to  the  waist  and  supi^orted  by  INIary  INIagdalene  and  St. 
John.  Flanked  by  two  candelabra  sujjporting,  by  a  festoon 
tied  with  scrolled  ribbons,  a  tablet  with  the  Sacred  3IonogranL 
Below,  the  sculptured  front  of  the  tomb  forms  a  dado.  By  II 
Moderno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  CentiuMcs). 

Height,  .3  inches;  xcidth,  2\'-.  inches. 

Anotlier  example  is  in  the  Berlin  ^Museum.     Illustrated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  L. 

200 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Plaquettf: 

Rectangular  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  ])anel  sur- 
rounded by  a  scrolled  border  and  occupied  by  a  "Picta."  The 
upright  body  of  Christ,  seen  to  the  waist,  supported  on  either 
side  by  the  Virgin  and  St.  John.  AVith  an  inscription  below 
"o  domine  iesv  &c."    By  an  anonymous  follower  of  JSIantegna. 

Height,  t'}^^  "lehes;  xcidth,  21^  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalo<nie,  Plate  LI\'. 


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201 — Fifteenth  Century  Parmesax  Broxzk  Pi.aqi'ette  by 
Enzola 
Rectangular  .sliapc,  with  molded  and  beaded  frame.  JNIodeled, 
in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of  "St.  Jerome  in  the  Desert."  The 
Saint,  with  long  beard,  kneels  in  i'ront  of  a  crucifix  placed  amid 
the  rocks  on  the  right.  On  the  left  stands  the  Lion.  Ey  Ciian- 
francesco  Enzola  of  Parma  (Fifteenth  Century). 

Ht'i(/Iit,  21/j   iiichcn;  icidtli,  ^i\'_^   niches. 

Other  examjjles  are  in  tlie  Louvru  and  IJcrlin  iNlusLunis.     Illustrated, 
page  63,  of  Molinicr's  "Plaqucttcs,"  and  Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLIX. 

(llliisfnilnl) 

202 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Plaquette  by 
Moderno 
Rectangular  shape.  JNIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  "Entomb- 
ment." The  body  of  Christ  being  laid  in  a  sarcophagus  by 
St.  John,  Joseph  of  Arimathea  and  the  Holy  Women.  In  the 
center,  JNIary  IMagdalene  upraises  her  arms  in  a  gesture  of  de- 
spair. The  front  of  the  sarcophagus  decorated  with  Scenes  of 
the  Passion,  in  low  relief,  and  forming  the  lower  panel  of  the 
plaquette.  In  the  distance  is  Golgotha,  surmounted  by  three 
crosses.    Hy  II  INIoderno  (Fifteenth  and  Sixteenth  Centuries). 

Height,  ;3';4  iitclw.s;  rcidth,  2']^  inches. 
Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  I,. 

(lihist  rated) 

203 — FiF'iEi'.NTH  Century  Padi  an  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape  with  molded  frame.  Modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  two  nude  figiu'es  watching  the  gambols  of  infant  Bac- 
chants, one  of  whom  carries  a  vase  of  wine,  another  a  basket  of 
fruit.    By  a  follower  of  the  Paduan  School. 

lleifiht.  1'^.  inches:  width.  4  inches. 
Another  exanijile  is  \u  the  Berlin  .Musiuin.      Illustrated,  Plate  L\'. 
{Ilhist  rated) 

204 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronzi:  Bas-rei,ief  by  Sanso- 

yino 

Pear  shape.    ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length  figure  of 

the  Virgin.     (Tilded.     By  .lacopo  'I'atti — II  Sansovino    (14.8()- 

1570).  Height,  .-{l  I    inches. 

(Illnst  rated) 


m 


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''M^J 


205 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bas-relief  by  Sanso- 

VINO 

Pear  shape.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length  figure 
of  Mary  Magdalene  holding  in  both  hands  the  symbolic  vase  of 
precious  ointment.  Gilded.  By  Jacopo  Tatti — II  Sansovino 
(1480-1.170). 

Height,  .'Jl^  indies. 
(Illustrated) 

206 — Fifteenth    Century   Florentine    Bronze    Bas-relief    by 
Sansovino 
Pear-shaped.     INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length  figure 
of  St.  John  the  Divine  holding  in  one  hand  a  scrolled  label. 
Gilded.     By  Jacopo  Tatti— II  Sansovino    (148(5-1570). 

Height,  —  inches. 
(Ulustrated) 

207 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Bas-relief  by  Sansovino 
Modeled,  in  low  relief,  and  without  background  with  a  half- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  holding,  on  her  left  arm.  the  Child 
Christ.    By  Jacopo  Sansovino  (1477-1.>70). 

Height,  3  inches. 
(lUiistrated) 

208 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bas-relief  by  Rossel- 

LINO 

Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  background,  with  three- 
quarter-length  figure  of  the  Virgin  seated  and  supporting  on 
her  knee  the  Child  Christ  dressed  in  a  tunic  and  holding  a  bird 
in  His  hand.     By  Antonio  Rossellino  (14.27-14.79). 

Height,  514  ii'ches. 
{Illustrated) 

209 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Bas-relief 

Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  background,  with  the  seated 
figure  of  the  Virgin  with  her  right  hand  ui)raised.  She  sup- 
ports on  her  lap  the  Child  Christ,  who  holds  in  His  hand  some 
fruit  He  has  taken  from  a  dish  presented  to  Him  by  an  infant 
St.  John  the  Baptist. 

Height,  4  incJies. 
(Ilhist  rated) 


lilO — Sixteenth  Ckntiky  Fj.okkxtixk  liuoNZK  Plaquette  by 
Saxsovixo 
Rectangular  .shape.  ^Modeled,  in  low  reliel'.  with  a  siil)jeft  of 
"Our  Lady  of  I^oreto."  The  ligure  of  the  \'irgin  seated  on 
the  roof  of  a  chin-ch  and  holding  on  her  knee  the  erect  figiu'e 
of  the  Child  Christ.  In  the  distance  is  the  Campanile  of  the 
Chie.sa  della  Casa  Santa,  at  Loreto,  and  helow  are  cheruhini. 
By  Jacopo  Tatti — II  Sansovino  ( 148(')-1.J7()) . 

Hc'u/ht.  4';/4  iiiclifs;  icidtli.  i  iiiclics. 

AiiotlRT  cxiuiipk'  is  in   tlii'  Ikriiii  Mustum.      Illust rutid,  Catalogue 
Mate  LXXXII. 


!1] — Fifteenth  CEXTriiV  Xoktii  Italian   Huoxze  Pi.aqi-kttk 
l{ectangular  shape,  with  molded  frame.     Modeled,  in  low  re- 
lief, with  a  "Dcjjosition  in  the  Tomh."    The  disciples  and  Holy 
Women  laying  the  hody  of  Christ  in  tlie  tomh.     In  the  distance 
is  Golgotha.  ci-()wned  with  crosses.     Com])letely  gilded. 


Ild</lit.  4-1 


K'idtli.  .'J'  (   inches. 


212 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Peaquette 

Rectangular  .slui])c,  with  molded  frame  and  scrolled  cresting 
with  ring  for  suspension.  ]M()deled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  full- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  surrounded  by  Angels.  Holding 
the  Child  Christ  in  her  arms,  she  stands  on  a  terrace  with  an 
ornamented  balustrade.  Behind  her  is  an  architectural  niche, 
while  two  of  the  angels,  standing  on  colunnis,  hold  a  double 
floral  festoon  above  her  head.  By  a  Paduan  influenced  by 
INIantegna. 

Ili'ujhf,  5l/'i    inches;  xcidtli,  IJ'-j  inches. 

:wr  in  the  Louxrc,  Mctoriii  and  Albert,  iiiid  licrlin 
(I,  IJrrlin  Catalorrue,  Plate  XLM. 


Other  exain]ili's 
INIuscunis.     Illustratt 


213 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bas-relief 

JModeled,  in  low  relief,  and  without  background,  with  a  standing 
figure  of  the  A'irgin  holding  in  her  arms  the  Child  Christ. 

Height.  5  inches. 


214 — FiFTKKNTH  Centiu{y  I'aduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rec'taii<^ular  .sliape.  witli  molded  frame.  ^Modeled,  in  hnv  relief, 
with  the  Virgin  seated  on  a  throne  with  gryphon  supports  and 
a  high  hack  surmounted  hy  angels,  supporting  in  her  lap  and 
suckling  the  Child  Christ,  who  is  clothed  in  a  tunic.  By  a 
Paduan  Master  influenced  hy  JNIantegna. 

Height,  5l'U  inches;  icidth,  31;j  inches. 

Otlier  examples  are  in  tlie  Louvre  and  Berlin  ^Museums.  Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLVI. 

(Illnstratcd) 

215 — Fifteenth  Century  Itaijan  Bronze  Plaquette  by  Saxso- 

VINO 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  frame.  INIodeled,  in  low  re- 
lief, with  a  Virgin  seated  imder  a  canopy  on  a  stone  seat,  with 
a  vase  of  lilies  heside  her,  a  closed  hook  in  her  right  hand  and 
with  her  left  holding  on  her  lap  the  Child  Christ.  Standing 
at  her  side  and  looking  upwards  is  the  infant  St.  John  the 
Baptist.    By  .Tacopo  Tatti— II  Sansovino  (1486-1.570). 

Height,  fil/;  inches;  icidth,  -il/o  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  I>ouvre  and  Berlin  ]\Iuseums.  Illustrated, 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  LXXI. 

{lUust rated) 

216 — Fifteenth  Century  INIilanese  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shape.  INIodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  hust  por- 
trait in  profile  of  Gian  Galeazzo  Visconti.  shown  as  a  young 
man,  clean  shaven  save  for  a  pointed  goatee  and  dressed  in  a 
closely  buttoned  jerkin.  Inscribed,  in  raised  Roman  letters, 
"lOANNES  GALEAc'ivs."  Possihly  hy  Vittore  Pisano — Pisanello 
(1380-14r)l). 

Height,  61  o  inches;  uidth,  .5  inches. 

Of  Gian  Galeazzo  A'isconti,  the  great  Duke  of  Milan  who  for  seven- 
teen years  (138.5-1 402)  threatened  the  freedom  of  all  Italy,  Pisano 
made  a  famous  medal  which  has  now  disappeared.  There  is  a  silver- 
point  portrait  of  Gian  Galeazzo  by  Pisano  in  the  Louvre.  It  is  highly 
probable  that,  as  Signor  Bardini  believes,  this  is  the  only  example  of 
this  plaquette  in  existence. 

{niustratcd) 


217 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  Bronze  Bas-reeief 

In  the  form  of  a  Taberiuicolo  fi-ame.  Circular  pediment,  cor- 
nice and  frieze  supported  by  j^ilasters  witli  fifTures  of  saints  on 
either  side  and  molded  base  with  scrolled  plinth.  Enclosing  a 
figure,  modeled  in  low  relief,  of  the  seated  A'irgin  holding  the 
Child  Christ.    Gilded. 

Height,  4  inches;  K'idth,  2yu  inches. 

218 — liATE  Fifteenth  Century  Boeognese  Plaquette 

Rectangular  shajae.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  "Entomb- 
ment." The  undraped  figure  of  Christ  being  laid  into  the  tomb 
by  figure  in  tight-fitting  costume.  At  either  side  stand  the 
Virgin  and  St.  John.  In  the  distance,  on  one  side,  is  Golgotha, 
with  the  three  crosses,  and  above  are  clouds.  By  an  anonymous 
Bolognese  artist. 

IlciyJit.  -i[._.  iiicJies;  icidth,  4  inches. 

AnotlitT   cxami)Ie   is    in    tliu    Ikrliii    Muscuin.      Illustrated.      Cata- 
logue, Plate  lAX. 

219 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Bas-relief  ky  da  Malvno 
In  the  form  of  a  Tabernacolo  frame  with  round-arched  top, 
square  molded  pilasters  and  molded  base.  Occupied  with  a 
figure  of  the  Virgin  seated  on  a  throne  under  a  shell  canopy 
and  holding  the  undraped  Child  Christ  on  her  lap.  By  Bene- 
detto da  Maiano  (1442-1497). 

Height,  5  inches;  width,  2^4  inches. 

Other  examples  are  in  the  Louvre  and  Berlin  Museums.     Illustrated. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  XLV. 

220 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangidar  shape,  with  round-arched  top.  INIodeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  figure  of  the  ^"irgin  looking  to  the  left  and  holding 
on  her  lap  the  undraped  Child  Christ,  surrounded  by  cherubim. 
INIounted  as  a  Pax  in  a  Tabernacolo  frame,  with  pointed  pedi- 
ment surmoimted  by  a  figure  of  the  Deity  holding  an  orb  and 
flanked  by  figures  of  St.  Gal)riel  and  the  Virgin.  Frieze  incised 
with  an  Ave  ]Maria  inscription  and  supported  by  two  cylin- 
drical Doric  pilasters.  Broken  base  and  plinth  incised  with 
Eatin  inscription.  At  the  sides  are  panels  of  niello  work.  Par- 
tially gilded.     By  a  Paduan  master  influenced  by  Mantegna. 

Height,  (i  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


No.    220 FlP'TEEXTU     ('kXTLKV     I'aiHAX     IJuoNZi;    PL.\(ilETTE 


221 — Fu'TEENTH    Century    Fi/)Kextixe   Buoxzi:    Pi.aquette    by 

VEliliOCCHIO 

I?L'C'tun<4ular  .sha2)e.  JModelcd.  in  low  relief',  with  a  "Deposi- 
tion." The  undrajied  body  of  Christ  being  lowered  to  the 
ground  l)y  weeping  women  and  Disciples.  In  the  l)ackoTound 
is  the  cross,  treated  decoratively  rather  than  realistically.  By 
Andrea  Verroccbio  ( 14..32-U88) . 

Hch/ht.  5  iiuliis;  -icidtli.  'i^o  inrhc.s. 
Ulliisf  ratal) 


222 — Fifteenth    Centuky   Fj^okentine    liuoNZE    Plaquette    15y 

MonERNO 

Rectangular  shape.  ^lodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  "Flagella- 
tion." In  the  center,  tied  to  a  pillar,  is  Christ,  undraped,  save 
for  a  loin  cloth.  On  either  side  stand  Roman  soldiers,  partially 
draped,  wielding  scourges.  By  II  Aloderno  (  Fifteenth  and  Six- 
teenth Centuries) . 

HcU/ht,  (Jl/i   inches:  icidth.  5^4  inches. 

AnotliLT  exaiiijjlL'  is  in  the  LouviT  Musfuiii. 
{lllustralcd) 


223 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Feouextixe  Buonze  Intaueio  Seal 
Circular  shape.  Intaglio-engraved  with  a  subject  of  St.  Fran- 
cis of  Assisi  receiving  the  Stigmata.  The  Saint  in  a  monk's 
robe  kneels  in  the  center,  with  rays  proceeding  to  his  out- 
stretched hands  and  feet  from  a  winged  seraph  hovering  above 
him.  In  the  distance  are  trees,  and  on  the  right  a  church  porch 
with  lyco,  St.  Francis'  disciple,  standing  in  the  open  doorway. 
Surrounded  by  a  border  of  inscrijjtion  in  Lombardic  characters. 

Tills    seal    was    probably    in    use    at    the    Franciscan    Monastery    of 

Assisi. 

{lUti  si  rated) 


224' — Fifteenth  Centuky  Italian  Bkonze  33as-rei,iee 

^lodeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  Ijackgroiind,  with  a  standing 
figure  of  the  Virgin  holding  in  her  arms  the  iindraped  Child 
Christ.    Gilded. 

Height,  5  incites. 
(lUuat rated) 


225 — Fifteenth  Century  ^"ENKT1A^•  I^konze  Has-kei.iee  by  I^om- 

BARDI 
JModeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  haekground,  with  standing 
figure  of  the  Virgin  holding  in  her  right  arm  the  Child  Christ. 
On  semieireidar  hraeket.     By  Tidlio  Lomhardi  ( 1-K)0-1.>32) . 

Height .  (J  inehes. 

Another  exaiiijjlu  in  tliu  Berlin  ^luseuni.      Illustrated.     Catalogue, 
Plate  LXII. 

(lUust rated) 


22G — Eakey  Fifteenth  Centuky  Bas-relief  by  Donatello 

Standing  figiu'e  of  the  Virgin,  with  hooded  mantle  and  halo, 
holding  on  her  left  arm  the  undraped  Child  Christ.  Completely 
gilded.    By  Donato  de'  Bardi— Donatello  (1:383-14(5(5). 

HeigJit,  7  inches. 
(Ill/ist  rated) 


227 — Fifteenth     Century     Italian     Bronze     Bas-relief     by 

MiCHELOZZI 

INtodeled  in  the  form  of  a  Tahernaeolo  frame  with  eroeketed 
Gothie  arehed  top  and  "poppy"  tinial,  paneled  pilasters  and 
molded  base.  Oceupied  by  a  three-quarter-length  figure,  mod- 
eled in  low  relief,  of  the  ^^irgin  sui)porting  the  Child  Christ  on 
her  left  arm.  Above  are  two  flying  angels  holding  a  crown 
over  her  head.     By  ^lielielozzo  JNliehelozzi   (139(5-1470). 

Height.  7  inches;  width.  4  inelies. 

Otlier  examples  ai"e  in  the  I.ouvrc  aiul  He  rlin  Museums.     IlUistratetl. 
Berlin  Catalogue,  Plate  Xl.II. 


228 — SixTKKXTH  Ckxtury  Italian  Bkoxzk  Pi,aquktte  by  I^o:\i- 

BARDI 

Oval  sluqje,  with  molded  Irainc.  ^lodekd,  in  low  relict',  with 
an  "Assiunjjtion  ol'  the  \"ii\nin,"  ha\  ing  the  fi<>nre  of  the  Vir- 
gin standing,  within  a  iiiandorla.  upon  a  ereseent  snpported  by 
a  eherul)  and  sni'ronnded  hy  a  border  ol'  ehernhini,  some  of  whom 
are  playing  upon  musieal  instrnments.  ^Modeled  by  Tullio 
Lombardi  ( 14()()-ir)32) . 

Iliiyht.  7  iiirlifs;  -cldth.  41..  inches. 


OtluT  t'xaiiipks   in   the   Louvre  and   Hrrlin   Museums.      Deserihed   in 
Molinier's  "Phuiui  ttes,"  No.  J-K).      Iliust  r.-ited.   IJerlin  ( '.•it:d()<i-ue.  I'late 


LXII. 

(lUustnitcl) 


229 — Fifteenth  Century  Paduan  Bronxk  Bas-rei.ief 

^Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  baekground.  with  the  stanil- 
ing  figure  of  a  Bishop  in  mitre  and  episeojjal  robes.  On  semi- 
hexagonal  molded  braeket  with  ball  pendant. 

Ilcij/Iit,  7  iiichfx. 
(Ilhistni/nl) 


230 — Fii'TEExtii   C'extury  ^"]',XKTIAN  Broxzf.  Bas-ri',i,iee 

Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  l)aekgi-()uii(l.  with  the  figure 
of  St.  Bartholomew  in  loose  robes  and  holding  the  symbolie 
knife  of  his  martyrdom  in  his  right  hand.  On  semi-hexagonal 
molded  and  ])ointe<l  braeket. 

II tight,  (jl,^  iiiclics. 
{Illustrated) 


231 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Plaquette  by 
rossellino 
Rectangular  shape,  with  I'oiiiid-arehed  top  and  molded  frame, 
modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  "Adoration."  The  Virgin,  under 
a  2ient-roof,  kneels  in  adoration  of  her  Infant  Son,  who  lies  in 
front  of  her  with  the  infant  St.  John  at  His  side.  Above  are 
clouds,  the  Sanctus  Spiritus  Dove  and  (xod  the  Father.  By 
Antonio  Rossellino   (  U-27-1479). 

Height,  .5  Inchfs^   uidth.  S'^  inches. 

Anotlier  cxanijilu  is   tlic  Burlin   Museum.      Illustrated.      Catalogue, 
Plate  XLV. 


232 — Sixteenth  Century  Bkonzk  Pi.aquette  by  Sansovino 

Rectangular  shape.  JNIodeled.  in  low  relief,  with  the  Virgin 
kneeling  on  the  roof  of  a  chinx-h.  In  her  arms  she  holds  the 
undraped  Child  Christ,  against  whose  face  she  presses  her  own. 
In  the  distance  is  seen  a  campanile,  while  below  are  cherubim. 
By  Jacojjo  Tatti — II  Sansovino  (1480-1.570). 

Height,  ()-;4  inelies;  rcidtli,  41  ^  incites. 
{Ill  list  rated) 


233 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Bronze  Plaquette 

Rectangular-shaped.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  an  "Entomb- 
ment." The  Disciples,  assisted  by  child  angels,  laying  the  dead 
body  of  Christ  in  the  tomb. 

Height.  ('y}\  inches;  rcidth.  5l;j  inches. 

(Illnst  rated) 


234 — Fifteenth  Cextukv  Florentine  Bronze  Peaquette 

Rectaiififular  shape,  with  raised  frame.  ^Modeled,  in  low  relief, 
with  a  siihjeet  of  sportive  aiiiorini.  some  piayiiii)-  around  a  vase, 
one  mounted  on  a  donkey. 

Uihjlit,   L"o   intlns:   7d(lth.  OK.   inches. 

{lUiistnifcl) 

•J.3.) — Sixteenth  CKX'ri'RY  Itai.i.vn  Eroxzk  Pi.aquette 

Kectangiilar  sha])e.  Modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  subject  of 
a  "Hunt  with  Huntsmen"  in  sixteenth  century  costume,  on 
horseback  and  on  foot. 

Hi'Kjht.  :5   'iiiclics:  idilth.  9  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


MISCELLANEOUS  OBJECTS 

23(5 — Fii'TEEXTii  CEX'n-RY  Xi'RE:\ii}ER(i  Copper  Rose  Water 
Dish 
C'irculai-  shaped,  with  curved  rim  and  turned-over  ed<)e,  deco- 
rated in  low  relief,  as  to  the  interior,  with  a  subject  of  "Adam 
and  K\e  and  the  Serpent  in  the  (iarden  of  Eden,"  suiTounded 
by  a  bordei'  of  scrolled  design.  The  rim  decorated  with  incised 
quatrefoils  and   a   boi'der  of   [xiinted  arch  (lesion. 

237 — SixTEEXTH  Cextury  Xurkmhekc;  Brass  Offertory  Dish 
Circular  shape,  with  flat  rim.  The  center  repousse  with  a  raised 
boss  surrounded  by  a  <(uatrefoil  design  of  pointed  leaves  be- 
tween sprays  of  tulip  blossoms  and  lions  and  by  a  band  of 
(iernian  inscription  in  raised  (iothie  lettering.  The  rim  is 
stam])ed  with  a  border  of  repeated  trefoil  ])attern. 

Diiimeter.    l.T   inches. 


238 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Peuucjian  Pastigi.ia  Box 

Rectangular  .s]ia])e,  with  hinged  hd.  Covered  with  a  raised  deco- 
ration of  animals,  masks,  flowers  and  scrolls  in  pastiglia  or  rice- 
paste.  Tlie  interior  of  the  lid  has  an  oval  escutcheon  charged 
with  a  coat-of-arms,  surmounted  by  a  helniet  and  supported  l)y 
half-lenyth  figures  ending  in  serollings  and  holding  palm- 
hranches.     Completely  gilded. 

Hcujlit,  '2.-^  inch  ex. 

These  j)astiglia  boxes,  designwl  cliiefly   to  liold  jewels,  were  made 
only  ill  Perugia. 

239 — Seventeenth  Century  A^enetian  Lacquered  Wooden 
Plaque 
Circular  shape,  with  deej)  curved  rim.  Of  wood  lac(iuered  in 
gold  and  red  on  a  black  ground,  the  interior  with  a  design  of 
birds,  peony  blossoms  and  branches,  the  rim  with  a  border  of 
vine-leaves,  grapes  and  birds. 

Diameter,  MIU  inches. 


'2W — Fu'teexth  Century  Xi^KE.Mi!ER(i  Brass  Deev  l^isii 

Circular  shape,  with  narrow  Hat  rim.  Decorated  in  low  relief, 
as  to  the  interior,  with  a  central  circular  medallion  enclosing  a 
subject  of  "The  Annunciation"  bordered  by  a  Ciei'man  inscrip- 
tion in  Lombardic  characters  and  surrounded  by  a  broad  band 
of  scrolled  fruits  and  flowers.  The  rim  decorated  with  fleurons 
at  regular  intervals. 

Did  meter.    IS   ineJie.i. 

A  disli  witli  a  ])recisely  similar  center  is  in  the  Medie\  al  Kooiii  of  tlie 
IJritisli  Museum.      Illustrated,  (iuide.  Fig.  (5. 


241 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Flokentixe  Sieveu  Gii/r  axd  Ukoxze 
Chalice 
Straight-sided  silver  bowl,  the  lower  part  ehased  with  aeaiitlms 
leaves  and  serolls ;  oetagonal  bronze  stem  inlaid  \\'itli  eolored 
enamels,  oetagonal  knop  faeed  with  quatrefoil-shaped  panels 
enameled  with  figures  of  saints,  spreading  base  modeled  in 
relief  with  palniettes  and  scrolls  and  shaped  molded  foot. 

Hc'ujht.   10   inches. 

•242 PaIK      of      SiXTEEXTII      CeXTIU!Y      A'eXETIAX      Hot'K-tUYSTAE 

Ai/iAR  Candlesticks 
Stems  of  balnster,  vase  and  eyiindrieal  sliapc  of  ent  roek-erystal 
mounted  in   gilded   bronze  ehased  with   aeanthus-leaf  borders, 
crystal  bobeches,   pointed  bronze   prickets   and  molded   bronze 

^^^*-  Height,  11  inches. 

243 — Sixteexth  Centuky  Flokextine  Bkoxze  Bowl 

Squat  pear-shaped  body,  inciu'ved  cylindrical  neck.     Scrolled 
looped  side  handles  and  three  molded  paw  feet. 

Height,  11  inches;  diameter,  lOV^  incites. 


244 — Sevkntkextii  Cextikv  Itajjan  Coim'eu  Ekaziku 

Oval  shape,  with  molded  sides  and  rim,  repousse  with  I)aii(ls  of 
serolled  acanthus  leaves.  Two  leopards'  head  handles  holding 
swinging  iron  rings,  and  four  paw  feet.  Fitted  with  brazier 
pan  having  rim  repousse  with  acanthus  scroUings  and  two  flat 
swinging  engraved  iron  handles. 

Hi-ij/ht,  l()i^  inclics:  Iciiijtli,  IH  inches. 


"24.3 — Sixteenth    Cexti'uv    Fj.okextixe   Sij.vei;    ^Vltau    Caxdle- 

STICK 

Cylindrical  stem  with  round,  lluted  and  pointed-leaf  enriched 
knop,  octagonal  spreading  hase  with  enameled  decorations  and 
beaded  foot.  Cut  rock-ciystal  bobcche  and  ])ointed  l)ronze 
])ricket. 

Iliiyht.    \\y'-2   inches. 


;4(j FOUKTEEXTII    C'EXTrKY    SlEXESE    GlET    PjKOXZE    MoXSTliAXC'E 

Made  in  the  form  of  a  relitjuary,  with  Ciothic  lantern-sliaped 
square  top  surmounted  by  a  crocketed  gable  with  traceried  tym- 
])anum  and  fleche  surmounted  by  a  crystal  ball,  flanked  by  pro- 
jecting trefoil-arched  niche  with  Heches  surmounted  by  crystal 
balls  and  front  of  rock-crystal.  The  stem  is  of  cylindrical  rock- 
crystal,  w^ith  an  elaborate  hexagonal  knop  formed  as  arched 
niches  with  pinnacles  and  buttresses  carrying  the  figures  of 
saints,  and  the  hexagonal  loot  is  paneled  and  studded  with 
jewels.     The  shaped  spreading  base  has  a  pierced  gallery. 

Hri(/Iit.  15  iiicJics. 
(Illiist  rated) 


247 — Fifteenth  Century  Tuscan  Carved,  Painted  and  Gilt 
Wood  Altarpiece 
Rectaii<>ular  niche,  with  pointed  canopy  of  Gothic  arched 
tracery  surrounded  by  a  border  of  circular  holes,  siu'niounted 
by  a  senii-hexagonal  canopy  witli  carved  pendants  and  cusped 
pointed  arches  surmounted  by  cusped  gables  and  pinnacles,  the 
spandrels  occupied  by  Gothic  leaf  carvings,  trefoils  and  a 
painted  lialf-length  figure  of  Christ,  and  Hanked  by  spiral  pil- 
lared buttresses  having  pointed-arch  panels  filled  with  paint- 
ings of  saints  and  surmounted  by  crocketed  gables  and  pin- 
nacles. On  molded  and  carved  stand  with  octagonal  stem; 
molded  knop  and  octagonal  foot,  carved  M-ith  Ciothic  leaves  and 
shields.     Painted  and  gilded. 

Height,  ().'5  in^lies. 
(Illiistrnfrd) 


•2-1-8 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Pastkjllv  Decorated  Box 
Rectangular  shape.  Hinged  lid,  with  rounded  edge,  decorated 
with  pastiglia  fleuions.  Body  with  molded  cornice  and  base 
enriched  with  bands  of  j)astiglia  ornamentation  and  front  deco- 
rated with  a  repeat  of  masks.  grotes(|ue  figures  and  acanthus 
scrolls  all  in  raised  pastiglia.     Conipletely  gilded. 

H light,  7' -J  inches:  length,  2.'5  iinliis:  -,ci<ltli.  Mi  inehts. 


No.   247 — FiFTEEXTii    Ckxtukv    Tuscan    Cakved,    Painted    and 
Gilt   Wood  Altaiu'iece 


N. 


249 — Pair  or  Sixtekxth  Ckxtlry  Florkxtixe  Car^'EU. 
AXD  Gilt  Axgkxs 
Carved  titfures  of  angels  with  outstretehetl  wings,  cull.-;  I. air 
and  loose  tunic  and  robe,  kneeling  on  one  knee  and  on 
supporting    turned.    l>aluster-shaped    candlesticks    mt       :    n 
prickets  for  candles.     On  molded  hexagonal  hases.     I'mted  in 
natural  colors  and  gilded. 

Height,  i  inches. 

'250 — FitTFJiXTH     CeXTUKY     Fi.ORKXTIXK     CAKVyj),     PaINTD     AXD 

Gilt  Wood  Altar  Cross 
Floriated  cross,  bordered  with  carved  and  gilt  acantus-leaf 
crockets  and  turned  pointed  spindles,  and  occupied  by  jiaint- 
ing  of  a  crucifix  with  figure  surmounted  by  an  "I.  X  R-  I." 
label  and  a  figure  of  the  Pelican  feeding  its  young.  In  the 
floriations  are  paintings  of  God  the  Father  alxive,  and  tee  Vir- 
gin and  St.  John  at  either  side.  On  turned  and  paintd  stem 
and  square  base,  with  incurved  sides  and  painted  flutijQ,s. 

Height,  'iHnches. 


i 


•i.51 — I.ATTi^lXTEEXTH  CkXTURV  CaRTED.  GlLT  AXD  PaIXTED  WoOD 
-LTARPIECE 

!        '       -  .         uiteil  by  a  triple  round-arclied  can- 

-       _  .  Uothic  traceries,  ending  in  pointed 

>  and  crocketed  at  the  sides  with  flowers  and  leaves. 

.        ....c  encloses  on  a  projecting  paneled  base,  carved  with 

c»Liii:t'ons.  a  crucifix:  the  cross,  with  floriated  arms  bordered 

tc  Ciothic  traceries,  is  sumiounted  by  an  "I.  X.  R.  I." 

:  iiketl  by  a  sun  and  moon  above  and  two  flying  angels 

belo^vthe  anns.     On  either  side  are  figures  of  the  Virgin  with 

'  -ted.  and  St.  John  gazing  upwards.     The  figures  are 

the  dei-orative  cannngs  and  background  gilded. 

Height.  '29^-2  inchrs:  zridth,  20  inch^t. 


'2i[) — 1'aiu  of  Sixtkextii  Ckxtuuy  Flouextixe  Carvei),  Paixted 

AXI)    Gll/r    AXGELS 

Carved  figures  of  ang-els  with  outstretched  wings,  eurhng  hair 
and  loose  tunic  and  robe,  kneeUng  on  one  knee  and  on  the  other 
sup])ortin<>-  turned,  baluster-shaped  candlesticks  with  iron 
])rickets  for  candle.s.  On  molded  hexagonal  bases.  Painted  in 
natm-al  colcrrs  and  gilded. 

Height,  V2.  inches. 

250 — FiFTEEXTH  Cextuuy  Fi.oKKxrixE  Cauved,  Paixted  axd 
Gii.T  Wood  Aetak  Cross 
Floriated  cross,  bordered  with  carved  and  gilt  acanthus-leaf 
crockets  and  turned  pointed  spindles,  and  occupied  by  a  paint- 
ing of  a  crucifix  with  figure  surmounted  by  an  "I.  N.  R.  I." 
label  and  a  figure  of  the  Pelican  feeding  its  young.  In  the 
floriations  are  paintings  of  God  the  Father  above,  and  the  Vir- 
gin and  St.  John  at  either  side.  On  turned  and  painted  stem 
and  square  base,  with  incurved  sides  and  painted  flutings. 

Hcitjht,  \l\  inchrs. 


251 — I.ATE  Sixteenth  Centuky  Cakyed,  Gilt  and  Painted  \V()()1) 
Altarviece 
Round-arched  niche,  sin-nionnted  by  a  triple  round-arched  can- 
opy and  a  cresting  of  Horid  Gothic  traceries,  ending  in  pointed 
])innacles  and  crocketed  at  the  sides  with  flowers  and  leaves. 
The  niche  encloses  on  a  projecting  paneled  base,  carved  with 
escutcheons,  a  ci-ucifix;  tlie  cross,  with  floriated  arms  l)ordered 
by  delicate  Gothic  traceries,  is  surmounted  by  an  "I.  N.  R.  I." 
lal)el,  flanked  by  a  sun  and  moon  above  and  two  flying  angels 
below  the  arms.  On  either  side  are  figures  of  the  Virgin  with 
head  averted,  and  St.  John  gazing  upwards.  The  figures  are 
painted,  the  decorati\'c  cai'vings  and   background   gilded. 

Heifjht,  '29y.j  inchcx;  uidtli,  '20  inches. 


252 — Eighteenth  Cextuky  Doccia  Porcelain  Bracket  Clock 
Enamel  dial,  with  hours  in  Roman  and  minutes  in  Arabic 
numerals.  Rectangular  case  of  colored  porcelain,  with  domed 
top  of  diapered  open  trellis-work  pattern  surmounted  by  a 
figure  of  Time  with  a  scythe.  In  the  center  is  a  scrolled  es- 
cutcheon painted  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Ginori  family 
and  surmounted  by  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and  putti  with  mu- 
sical instruments.  The  cornice  is  molded  and  painted,  and  the 
chamfered  angles  are  supported  by  voluted  acanthus  enriched 
brackets  serving  as  pedestals  for  two  figures  eml)lematic  of 
Ijiterature  and  INIusic.  The  dial  i)late  is  surrounded  with  a 
painted  diaper  of  open  trellis-work  pattern;  below  are  six  puii'i, 
modeled  in  low  relief,  idaying  musical  instruments,  and  the  base 
is  formed  of  a  laurel-leaf  band,  with  scrolled  acanthus-leaf  and 
lions'  paw  feet.  The  movement  is  signed,  "J.  Robert  et  fils  et 
Compagnie  l\  la  Chaux  de  Fonds,"  and  plays  airs  on  a  metal 
pipe  organ. 

Hci(/Iit.  4()  hiclirs;   rcidfh,  '26  iiicJica. 

Til  is  clock  was  inatk'  hv  workiiun  from  Saxony  who  were  iiiijiortud 
by  tlie  ]\IarclR'st'  Cai-lo  Ginori  in  17>'55  wlicn  lie  founded  tlic  Doccia  fac- 
tory. It  was  purchased  hy  Sio-iior  Hardini  from  the  present  ^larchesc 
Carlo  (iinori. 

(llhixt  ratal) 


No.  252 — Eighteenth  C'exttiry  Doccia  Pokcelaix  Uracket  Clock 


2>53 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  and  Gilt  Wood 
Candelabrum 
Turned,  fluted,  voluted  and  carved  columnar  stem,  with  large 
vase-shaped  fluted  base  with  voluted  brackets  and  fluted  cir- 
cular foot.  On  cylindrical  pedestal  carved  with  reedings,  vo- 
lutings  and  headings,  and  carved  circular  base.  Saucer-shaped 
bobeche,  carved  with  gadroons  and  scrolled  leaves.  Gilded  and 
painted. 

Htiyht,  5  -feci  'ly^  inches. 
(lUustrnfcd) 

254 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi.okkntixk  Carved  and  Gilt  Wood 
Candelabrum 
Turned,  fluted,  voluted  and  carved  columnar  stem,  with  large 
pear-shaped  fluted  base  and  circular  foot,  on  square  pedestal 
with  incurved  sides  carved  with  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and 
circular  carved  base.  Saucer-shaped  bobeche,  carved  with  gad- 
roons  and  scrolled  leaves.     Gilded  and  painted. 

Height,  5  fci't  3  inches, 
{llhist  rated) 

255 — Seventeenth  Century  Italian  Standing  Dial 

Turned  baluster-shaped  stem,  on  molded  circular  foot  sur- 
mounted by  an  armillary  dial  consisting  of  a  series  of  brass 
rings,  some  engraved  with  ecjuatorial  divisions. 

Height,  40  inches. 

2.5G — Seventeenth  Century  Genoese  Terrestrial  Globe 

Terrestrial  globe  of  papier-mache,  mounted  on  a  wooden  stand 

of  annular  shape,  with  turned  projections  and  four  voluted  feet 

ending  in  lions'  paws. 

Height,  2(5  inches. 

ITALIAN    MAJOLICA 

2.57 — Sixteenth  Century  Deruta  Ma.ioi.ua  Hand  Warvier 

Shaped  as  a  Book  of  Devotions,  with  the  sides  decorated  with 
five  cinquefoil  medallions,  between  which  are  triangular  panels 
of  scrollings.     Invested  with  a  blue  glaze. 

Height,  '.V -^  iiiclns:  rcidtli.  6  inches. 


^•^ 


'^>.. 


2;58 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  JNIajoi.ica  Ai.bareij.o 

Cylindrical  body,  with  incurved  neck  and  foot.  Decorated,  on 
a  white  ground,  in  l)lue  and  yellow,  with  a  laurel-leaf  wreath 
enclosin<>'  a  horseshoe-shaped  rayed  figure  surmounted  hy  a 
cross  and  occupied  by  the  initial  "F." 

Hciijht,  8'  .J  inches. 

2.59 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  jMa.ioijca  Aebarello 

Cylindrical  body,  with  incurved  sides,  molded  neck  and  carved 
foot.  Decorated,  on  a  wliite  ground,  with  scrolled  trefoil 
leaves  and  an  o\'al  panel  of  reserve  j)ainted,  in  outline,  with  a 
three-quarter-length  figure  of  a  man  in  monastic  I'obe  playing 
a  cornemuse.  Height.  H  inehe.'^. 

2G0 — Fifteenth  Century  Sienese  INIajolica  Pharmacy  Ai.ba- 
rello 
Cylindrical  body,  with  inciu'ved  sides,  incurved  neck  and  foot. 
Decorated,  in  blue  and  yellow  on  a  white  ground,  with  an  oval 
laurel-leaf  wreath  enclosing  a  painting  of  a  rooster  and  the 
name  of  a  drug  in  Roman  letters.  Above  and  below,  the  em- 
blem of  the  monastery  with  the  letter  "s."    Bottom  missing. 

Height.  10  inches. 

261 — Fifteenth  Centi'ry  Dei,i,a  Kobbia  ^NIa.tolk'a  A^ase 

Pinea])ple-sha2)ed,  on  a  molded  foot,  with  surface  modeled  to 
simulate  the  fruit.     (Foot  faulty.)     Invested  with  a  blue  glaze. 

•  Height,  8Vo  inches. 

262 — Fifteenth  Century  Deruta  Majolica  Vase 

Pineapple-shaped,  on  molded  foot,  with  surface  modeled  to 
simulate  the  fruit.  (Cover  missing.)  Invested  with  a  golden 
lustre  glaze.  Height,  81.  inches. 

263 — Fifteenth  Century  Deritta  Pineapple  Vase 

Of  pointed  pineap2)le  shape  on  cylindrical  stem  and  circular 
foot.  Invested  with  a  mottled  lustred  glazing  of  yellow,  red 
and  green.    Originally  designed  without  cover.     (Foot  faulty.) 

Height.  UJ'^  inches. 
264 — Fifteenth  Century  Dei,i>a  Robbia  Pineapple  Vase 

Of  pointed  ])inca])])le  sha])e  on  cylindrical  stem  and  circular 
foot.  Originally  designed  without  cover,  (ilazing  of  Delia 
Itobliia  bhii'. 

Height,  1.")  inche.f 


2G.) — Fifteenth  Century  Faenza  ^Majolka  Peate 

Circular  shape,  witli  curved  rim.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground, 
as  to  the  center  witli  a  circuhir  niedalHon  with  orange  back- 
oround  occupied  by  tlie  profile  portrait  bust  of  a  young  woman 
in  fifteenth  century  costume,  surrounded  l)y  bands  of  toothed 
and  imbi-icated  ])atternings  in  blue,  white  and  orange. 

l)i(inu'te)\  9Vj   'inches. 

26G — Sixteenth  Century  Caffaggiolo  JNIajolica  Pitcher 

Pear-shaped  body,  with  j)inched-in  rim  and  pointed  spout. 
Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  in  blue  with  a  wreath  of  berries 
enclosing  the  letter  "R."     (Handle  missing.) 

Hc'iyht.  10  inches. 


2G7 — Fifteenth  Century  Padua  ^Iajoi.ica  Peate 

Circular  shape,  without   rim.     Decorated,  on  raised   '"stucco" 

work  on  a  white  ground,  as  to  the  center,  with  a  scrolled  shield 

charged  with  a   coat-of-arms  of  a  hound  rampant,   and   sur-    ^  ^^ 

rounded  by  a  deep  border  of  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  proceed-    ^ 

ing  from  lions'  heads  and  separated  by  panels  of  honeysuckle  "^ 

ornamentation. 

Diameter,  10  incites. 


268 — Sixteenth  Cextury  Urbixo  ]Majoi,ica  Tazza 

Circular  sliape,  with  curved  rim  and  circular  foot.  Decorated. 
on  a  white  ground,  as  to  the  center  with  a  marine  view.  On  the 
right,  a  round  tower  Avith  pinnacled  roof  and  a  chmx'h.  On  the 
left,  a  harbor  witli  a  ship  having  a  lateen  sail.  Surrounded  l)y 
a  border  of  guilloche  ])atterning. 

Didiiu'tfr.  91  ..  indies. 


269 — Sixtkkxth  Cextuky  Caffaggioi.o  ^Ma.iolra  Plate 

Circidar  shape,  with  flat  rim.  Decorated,  ])lue  and  brown,  on 
white  ground,  as  to  the  center  with  a  circular  medallion  of 
radiations  surrounded  by  a  border  of  interlacements,  and  as  to 
the  rim  with  six  scmicircidar  radiations  with  trefoils  between. 


Diiimitcr. 


inches. 


270 — Fifteexth  Cextury  Faexza  JMajoijca  Peate 

Circular  shape,  with  a  carved  rim.  Decorated,  on  a  white 
ground,  as  to  the  center  with  a  circular  medallion  occupied  by 
the  profile  portrait  bust  of  a  young  woman  in  fifteenth  century 
costume,  siu'roimded  by  bands  of  twisted  ribbon  and  meander 
patternings. 

Diameter,  91-.  inches. 


271 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Faenza  jNIajolica  Plate 

Circular  sliape,  without  rim.  Decorated  in  lustre  on  a  white 
ground  with  a  circular  medallion  occupied  by  the  profile  bust 
of  a  Roman  statesman  shown  as  a  bearded  man  with  aciuiline 
nose  and  bald  head,  surrounded  by  a  deep  border  of  bold  acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings,  flowers  and  medallions. 

Diamttfr,  11  inches. 
{lUiistrntcd) 

272 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  ^Ma.ioi.ica  Plate 

Circular  shape,  without  rim.  Decorated,  on  a  white  "round,  as 
to  the  center  with  a  statant  heraldic  gryphon  holding  in  its 
front  jjaws  a  shield  charged  with  a  cross  and  sin-mounted  by 
a  deep  border  of  pointed  ribbon  interlacements.     (Repaired.) 

Din  nut  IT.  \'.i  iinlws. 
(Ill  list  rated) 

273 — Sixteenth     Century     Florentine     Glazed     Terra-cotta 
Basket  by  Della  Robbia 
Circular  cluster  of  fruits  and  leaves  realistically  modeled  and 
glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Diameter,  S)  inches. 
(Illustrated) 

274 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Glazed  Terra-cotta  Bas- 
ket BY  Della  Robbia 
Circular  cluster  of  fruits  and  leaves,  with  a  frog  realistically 
modeled  and  glazed  in  natm'al  colors. 

Dia meter,  lO'-j  incites. 

27.5 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Glazed  Terra-cotta  Bas- 
ket BY  Della  Robbia 
Circular  cluster  of  fruits  and  leaves,  with  a  lizard  realistically 
modeled  and  glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Diameter.   lO'^  inches. 
(Illustrated) 

27G — Sixteenth     Century     Florentine     C^lazed     Terra-cotta 
Bouquet  by  Della  Robbia 
Circular  cluster  of  fruits  and  lea\es,  with  a  frog  realistically 
modeled  and  glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Diameter,  13  incites. 
(Illustrated) 


277 — Fourteenth  Cextuky  Pkimitive  Orvieto  ^Majolica  Vase 
Pear-sliaped  body,  with  incurved  neck  and  two  flat  looped  han- 
dles. Decorated,  on  a  cream-colored  ground  in  brown  and 
manganese,  with  a  band  of  scrollings  containing  trefoil  flowers 
with  hatched  petals. 

Hciyht,  7  iiiclics. 
(Illustrated) 


278 — Sixtp:exth  Century  Faenza  3Ia.toi.ica  Vase 

Bottle-shaped,  with  globular  body  and  incurved  cylindrical 
neck.  Decorated  in  blue,  on  a  white  ground,  with  an  all-over 
I^atterning  of  heart-shaped  and  acanthus-leaf  scrollings. 

Height,  !)lo   inches. 
{Illustrated) 


279 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  JMajoi.ica  Pharmacy  Ewer 
Pear-shaped  body,  with  incurved  cylindrical  neck,  carved  spout 
and  flat  straight  looped  handle.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground, 
with  a  wreath  of  acanthus  leaves  enclosing  cornucopia?,  scrolls 
and  a  rectangidar  tablet  inscribed  "a  celiuonia"  in  Roman 
letters. 

Height,  10  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


280 — Fifteenth  Century  Caifaggioi.o  ^Majolica  Bowl 

Coupe-shaped  howl,  decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  as  to  the 
center  of  the  interior  with  tlie  enihleni  of  St.  Francis  of  ^Vssisi, 
two  chisped  hands  having'  ahove  a  cross  and  hch)w  a  hd)el  with 
the  word  "fede"  (faitli),  surrounded  hy  a  hand  of  honeysuckle 
patterning  and  a  rosetted  horder. 

Hci(/]it,  S  iiiclifs-  iliii  meter,  11   inches. 
(Ill  list  rafetl) 

281 — Fifteenth  Century  Sienkse  jMajoi.ra  Two-handlki)  Vauv. 
Pear-shaped  hody,  with  incurved  neck  and  two  flat  looped  han- 
dles. Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  with  a  wreath  of  laurel 
leaves  tied  and  handed  with  scrolled  rihbons  and  enclosing  a 
shaped  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arnis. 

Heiijlit ,  1 1  inches. 
{Ill  list  rat  eil) 

282 — Fiftfextii  Century  Sienkse  Ma.ioek'a  Two-handled 
Pharmacy  Vase 
Pear-shaped  body,  cylindrical  neck  and  two  twisted  looped 
handles.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  with  horizontal  bands 
of  zigzag  ornament,  vertical  ])anels  of  guilloche  patterning  and 
the  body  with  a  rectangular  panel  having  the  name  "i'ANTA 
silea"  in  l{oman  lettering. 

Hcijjht.  10^.  inches. 
(lUnstratc(l) 

283 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  Ma.iolica  Pharmacy  Vase 
Bottle-shaped,  with  o\'ol()  body  and  incurved  cylindrical  neck. 
Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  with  scrolled  label  inscribed  in 
CTothic  characters  with  the  name  of  the  drug,  surrounded  by 
floral  scrollings  with  the  emblem  of  the  monastery  below.  (  Kim 
faulty.) 

Heiyht.  11   indies. 


iSi — Sixteenth  Century  Flokentine  Glazed  Terra-cotta  Vase 
Urn-shaped  body,  with  incurved  neck,  circuhir  foot  and  two  dol- 
phin-shaped looped  handles.  Decorated,  in  low  relief,  the  under 
part  of  body  with  flutings.  the  upper  part  with  a  band  of  inter- 
laced strapwork  and  the  neck  with  a  diaper  of  imbrications.  In- 
vested with  a  blue  glaze.     AVith  cover. 

Height,  11  incites. 


285 FlKTEEXTir     CkXTUKY    DkI.I.A    lioiSBIA     Gl.AZEl)     TEKUA-eOTTA 

^^^SE 

Uni-.sliaped  l)ody,  with  inciirvet]  neck,  circular  foot  and  two 
dolphin-shaped  looped  handles.  Decorated,  in  low  relief,  the 
under  part  with  a  hand  of  interlacements  and  the  neck  with  a 
diapered  pattern  of  imbrications.  Invested  with  a  light  blue 
glaze.     Similar  to  No.  284  but  of  earlier  date. 

Heigh  f,  10  inches. 

Professor  Allan  Marquand,  in  his  "Dtlla  Uohbias  in  America," 
illustrates.  No.  5-i,  a  similar  vase  antl  boucjuet,  antl  calls  attention,  as  a 
parallel,  to  the  vase  in  the  framework  of  tjie  altar])iece  at  \erona  by 
Giovanni  della  Robbia.  A  similar  vase,  too,  is  in  the  ^'ictoria  and 
Albert  Museum,  South  Kensiiifrton,  and  is  illustrated  in  'SI.  L.  Solon's 
"Italian  Majolica,"  1907,  ¥\g.  V. 


286 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Ukbixo  ^Ia.ioi.ka  Two-haxdled  Vase 
Pear-shaped  body,  with  cyHndrical  neck  and  two  upright 
looped  handles  witli  scrolled  ribbon  terminations.  Decorated, 
on  a  white  ground,  with  a  floral  and  pointed-leaf  wreath,  tied 
with  a  knotted  ribbon,  enclosing,  on  a  yellow  groinul,  a  painting 
of  an  amorino  with  outstretched  winus  brandishing'  a  thvrsus. 


IIcKjIit.  n   inchc: 


287 — SixTKKNTii  Century  Faf,x>;a  IMajolica  Pharmacy  Ewer 
Pear-sliaped  l)ody,  with  incurved  neck,  straight  spout  with 
twisted  support  and  flat  straight  looped  handle.  Decorated  in 
reserve  with  an  arahesque  of  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and 
chimeric  and  with  a  scrolled  lahil  of  white  reserve  inscrihed  "a. 
acetose"  in  Konian  letters. 

Height,  1  .'5  inches. 


i — FiFTKKXTii  Cextuky  Fakxza  ]Ma.t()i,K'a  PiiAiniAt'Y  Kmer 
Pear-shaped  l)()(ly,  with  cyh'ndrieal  neck,  straifjht  ringed  spout 
and  flat  looj^ed  handle.  Decorated  in  reserve,  al)ove.  with  acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings  proceeding  from  a  mask;  helow,  with  ro- 
settes and  a  cheriih  with  outstretched  wings;  and  between,  with  a 
label  inscribed   with  the  name  of  the  drug  in  Roman   letters: 

S.l).   PAl'AVER. 

Hiu/lit,  9'm  hiclics. 


289 — Sixteenth  Century  Castee  Durante  Pharmacy  Vase 

Pear-shaped  body  witli  incurved  neck,  straight  spout  witli 
twisted  supporting  l)race  and  fhit  looped  handles.  Decorated, 
in  blue  and  yellow,  on  an  orange  ground,  with  cornucopia,  scrolls 
and  dolphins  and  with  a  label  in  white  reserve  inscribed,  in 
Roman  letters,  "ey"  dinaui  cose." 

Height,  11  inches. 


290 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Cextuky  Fakx;^a  Ma.ioi.ka  Pharmacy 
Aebarelli 
Cylindrical  body,  with  incurved  sides,  molded  rim  and  foot. 
Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  with  a  scrolled  label  inscribed 
with  the  name  of  the  drug  in  Gothic  characters  with  ornamental 
initials,  surmounted  by  the  figin-c  of  a  rooster  and  with  the 
emblem  of  the  monastery  below. 

H fight,  l.'J  inches. 
(lUiist  rated) 


291 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  JNIa.toeica  Deep  Dish 

Circular  shape,  with  fiat  rim.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground, 
the  center  with  a  circular  medallion  enclosing  an  armorial  shield 
surmounted  by  a  Bishop's  Hat  inscribed  "do  l6"  and  sur- 
rounded by  a  l)and  of  acanthus-leaf  scrolling  in  blue  on  an 
orange  ground.  The  rim  is  decorated  with  a  similar  band  of 
ornamentation.      ( Repaired. ) 

Diameter,  1-i  iiielie.i. 
{Illustrated) 


292 — FiiTKKNTii  Cextury  Ukbino  ^Majolica  Bowl 

Circular  shape,  with  scalloped  rim  and  fluted  sides.  Decorated, 
on  a  white  nrouiul.  in  hlue  and  yellow,  as  to  the  center  with  a 
scrolled  shield  charged  with  a  eoat-of-arnis,  surmounted  hv  a 
helmet  and  mantled  with  acanthus-leaf  scrollings,  within  a  cross- 
shaped  shell  formed  by  four  oval  panels  connected  by  straight 
lines  and  occupied  by  floral  and  pointed-leaf  arabesques.  The 
rim  is  boi-dei-ed  with  a  band  of  blue  and  white  patterning. 

Height,  (514  inches;  diameter,  15  inches. 


293 — Sixteenth  Centxtry  Faexza  JMa.tgi.ica  Bowl 

Circular  coupe-shaped.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  as  to 
the  center  of  the  interior  with  a  circular  medallion  occupied  by 
a  conventionalized  dolphin,  in  colors,  and  as  to  the  sides  with  a 
diapering  of  pointed-leaf  scrollings  in  blue. 

Heifjlit,  H\-2  inches;  din  meter,  17' j  inclies. 


294 — Fii'TKEXTH  Cen'ituy  Deruta  3Ia.i()I,K'a  Deep  Dish 

Cii-fiilar  .shape,  with  Hut  rim  and  reeded  ed^e.  Deeorated,  in 
Kistre.  the  eeiiter  witli  tlie  hust  {)r()file  portrait  of  a  Roman  Km- 
peror,  the  rim  witli  alternate  panels  oeeupied  hy  eheekered  dia- 
perino's  and  floral  and  leaf  scrollings. 

Diameter,  151/.  inehes. 


295 — Sixteenth  Centvuy  Faexza  JNIajoeua  liowi. 

Cireular  coupe-shaped.  Decorated,  on  a  white  oround.  as  to 
the  center  of  the  interior  with  a  circular  medallion  occupied  hy 
tish,  crahs  and  froos  in  natural  colors,  symmetrically  disposed, 
and  as  to  the  side  with  a  diapered  patterning-  of  pointed-leaf 
scrollino's  in  hlue. 

Heiylit,  9  iiicheii;  diameter,  18  inehes. 


296 — Sixteenth  Cextury  Ukbino  ISIa.tomca  Two-haxdeed  Vase 
Pear-shaped  body,  with  two  round  looped  handles  with  ram's 
head  terminations.  Decorated,  on  a  white  ground,  with  an  all- 
over  patterning  of  floral  and  pointed-leaf  arabesques,  including 
chimera',  and  tablet  dated  "IMDC"  and  a  blank  panel  for  a 
name. 

Height,  13  inches. 
(lUnstrated) 


•297 — Fu'TEEXTii  Cextury  Faexza  JNIajolica  Pharmacy  Two- 
H  AX  DEED  Vase 
Pear-shaped  body,  with  incurved  neck,  annular  foot,  and  two 
twisted  looped  handles.  Decorated  with  a  scrolled  oval  es- 
cutcheon charged  with  a  coat-of-arms,  a  hound  rampant  on  a 
brown  ground  and  having  above  a  mask  and  acanthus-leaf 
scrollings.  and  below  a  lal)el  inscribed  with  the  name  of  the  drug 
in  Roman  letters. 

Height,  13  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


298 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Caitaggioi.o  JMajolica  Two-haxdi.ed 
Vase 
Pear-sliaped  body,  with  cvliiulrical  neck.  strai<^lit  spout  and  two 
looped  twisted  handles.  Decorated,  on  a  white  <>roini(l.  with 
a  resetted  wreath  of  laiu'el  lea\'es  l)anded  with  crossed  ribbons 
and  enclosing  a  scrolled  ej^'g-shaped  escutcheon  charged  with  a 
coat-f)f-arins  quartered  with  that  of  the  JNIedici  family  and  sur- 
mounted by  a  radiated  crown. 

Hci(/ht,  19  inchc.i. 
(lUii.st  rated) 


299 — Sixteenth  Century  Faenza  3Ia.toi,ka  Plaque 

Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  basso-relievo,  with  a  three- 
quarter-length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe,  girded  at  the 
waist,  a  blue  mantle  seme  with  stars,  and  a  linen  veil.  Her  head 
is  inclined  toward  the  right;  she  is  standing  and  supporting  with 
both  hands  the  undraped  Child  Christ,  who  has  His  right  arm 
thrown  around  His  ^Mother's  neck  and  holds  the  neck  of  her 
robe  with  His  left  hand.  Abo\e  are  two  angels  with  wings. 
In  the  lower  left-hand  corner  is  a  panel  jjainted  with  a  subject 
of  St.  Francis  receiving  the  stigmata.    Glazed  in  natiu'al  colors. 

Ilih/ht,  '1\  inches:  ic'ulth.   17  inches. 

{I  II  list  rated) 


300 — Fifteenth  Centuuv  Caitacxuolc)  jMa.ioi.ra  1'iiau.^iacy 
Vase 
Pear-shajjed  body,  M'ith  high  cvhndrical  neck.  Decorated,  in 
bhie  on  a  white  ground,  with  a  scrolled  label  inscribed  with  the 
name  of  tlic  drug  in  (Gothic  characters  with  ornaniental  initials. 
Above  is  the  enibleni  of  the  monastery. 

Ilcujht,  15  inches. 

( I II  Its  f  rated) 


;301 — Pair  of  Sixteextji  C'EXTruv  Dei.la  RoiiuiA  ^Ia.iolra 
'S'^ases  avith  Bouquets 
Pear-shaped  bodies,  with  molded  bands,  cylindrical  necks,  an- 
nular feet,  projecting  volutcd  and  acanthus-leaf  scrolled  han- 
dles, and  raised  spout  apertures  shaped  as  masks.  Glazed  in 
white  and  i)ainted,  with  pear-shaped  scrolled  escutcheons  sur- 
mounted by  crowns  and  charged  with  the  arms  of  the  ]Medici 
family.  The  bouquets  are  of  terra-cotta  modeled  with  fruits, 
tiowers  and  lea\es  glazed  in  their  natiu'al  colors. 

Height,  27  lo  inches. 
[Ilhtstrdted] 


[€. 


302 — Pair  of  Eighteenth  Cextury  Capo  di  jNIoxte  Porcelain 
Vases  and  Covers 
Pear-shaped  bodies,  cj'lindrical  necks  and  domed  covers.  In- 
vested with  a  fine  white  glaze  and  jjainted  in  natural  colors,  the 
bodies  with  crater-shaped  vases  of  roses,  other  flowers  and 
leaves  on  rocky  bases,  tlie  covers  with  floral  sprays,  and  the 
necks  in  gold,  with  medallions  and  scrollings.  (Finials  re- 
stored. ) 

Height.   17  inches. 

303 — Eighteenth  Century  German  Porcelain  Pitcher  and 
Base 
Pear-shaped  body,  with  scrolled  looped  over-liandle  formed  as 
a  dolphin,  and  turned-over  lip.  In  front  of  the  body  is  a  half 
figin-e  of  Silenus,  crowned  with  leaves,  terminating  in  voluted 
scrollings  and  sujiporting  a  festoon  of  husk  patterning.  In- 
vested with  a  plain  white  glaze.  On  carved  and  gilded  wooden 
pedestal  sui)j)ortcd  on  tripod  of  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  with  a 
molded  triangular  base. 

Hciyht.   28   inches. 

This  vase  and  jicdestal  came  from  the  Borghcse  Palace,  Rome. 


THIRD  AFTERNOON'S  SALE 

THURSDAY,  APRIL  25,  1918 
AT  THE  AMERICAN  ART  GxVLI.ERIES 

BEGINNING   AT    "2.30    o'cLOCK 


COLORED  STUCCO   OF  THE   FIFTEENTH    AND 
SIXTEENTH   CENTURIES 


y 


ANTONIO  DA  SAN  GALLO 

Sixteenth   Century 

30.) — SiXTEKNTH    Century    L'eokentine    Coloked    Tekra-cotta 
Rust  of  St.  John  the  Raptist 
Ilalf-leiioth  figure  of  tlie  Child  Christ,  witli  ciirhn<i-  hair,  par- 
tially r()I)e(l  and  wearing-  a  coral  necklace  with  a  cross  as  pen- 
dant.    Colored  naturalistically. 

Height,   9   inches. 

PIERINO  DA  VINCI 

Fifteenth  Century 

306 P'iFTEENTH    CeNTURY    FLORENTINE    CoLORED    StUCCO    RuST 

Half-length  figure  of  the  Child  Chri.st,  with  ringleted  hair,  and 
clothed  in  a  loose-fitting  tunic  with  embroidered  collar. 


Height,    12   inches. 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   Century 

307 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Stucco  Poutkait  Medallion 

Circular  medallion  portrait  of  Cosiiiio  de"  Medici  (ISSi-liG^), 
"Pater  Patriae."  Profile  head,  looking-  to  the  left  in  low  relief, 
of  an  eldei-ly  man,  wearin,t>'  over  a  skull  cap  a  Florentine  bonnet 
Around  the  rim  is  the  name  "cosiMUS  :\iKmcES."    L^ncolored. 

Diiinu'Ur,   l(i   inches. 

This  is  a  study  ti)i'  one  of  tlic  cclcliratfd  serit's  of  medals  of  Cosiiiio 
the  Elder  concerning  which  a  sforiii  of  i(intro\  trsy  has  raged.  For 
long  they  were  attributed  to  Donatello.  Arnianil  and  Heiss,  however, 
give  all  four  variants  to  Michelozzo,  Friedliinder  to  Niccolo  Fioreiitino, 
and   Dr.    Bode,   finally,   to   Bcrtoldo   di   Giovanni. 

I\L\TTEO  CIMTALI 
143.5—1.501 

308 — Fii'TKKNTii  Centuky  Tkhka-cotta 

Figure  of  St.  Sebastian,  shown  as  a  nude  youth  with  his  hands 
tied  behind  his  back,  standing  against  a  rocky  pedestal.  The 
figure,  which  has  preserved  its  original  coloring,  is  placed  in  a 
round-arched  niche  having  its  background  colored  blue  and  s-c»ic 
with  gilded  stars. 

Hc'u/hf.  IS  iiiclics:  ic'itltli.  TJ  iiichcx. 

This  terra-cotta  is  a  sketch  by  Civitali  himself,  for  his  life-sized 
marble  statue  of  St.  Sebastian  now  in  the  temple  of  the  Voti  Santi  in 
the  Cathedral  of  Lucca.  This  temple,  the  first  contract  for  which  was 
signed  in  1482,  is  dated  1484,  and  offers  abundant  proof  that,  though 
Civitali  worked  as  a  sculptor  during  the  greater  part  of  his  life,  he  was 
also  a  tlioroughly  accomj)lished  architect. 

BENEDETTO  DA  MALVNO 

1  ■442— 1498 

309 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Flokentine  Coloked  Tekua-cotta 
Figure 
Seated  figure  of  the  Virgin,  her  head  co\ered  with  a  veil  and 
wearing  a  red  tunic  and  loose  blue  mantle.  On  her  left  knee  she 
holds  the  seated  Child  Christ,  who  presses  close  to  His  ^Mother 
as  though  for  ])rotecti()n.  On  irregular  terra-cotta  base.  Nat- 
uralistically  colored. 

Hckjht,  18  inches. 


? 


310 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Colored  Terra-cotta 
Figure 
The  Vir<4in,  witli  bare  head  and  clothed  in  a  robe  with  embroid- 
ered border  and  bhie  mantle,  sits  npon  a  bench,  with  her  left 
hand  holding  the  standing  nnde  fignre  of  the  Child  Christ,  who 
supports  Himself  with  His  arm  thrown  around  His  JNIother's 
neck.  Her  right  hand  the  Virgin  holds  pressed  against  her 
breast.  On  octagonal  terra-cotta  base.  Xatiu-alistically  col- 
ored. 

Height.  18  liichcs. 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH   Century 


311- 


o 

\ 


-Fifteenth    Century    Florentine    Colored    Terra-cotta 

Group 
Seated  figiu'e  of  the  Virgin,  in  red  robe  and  flowing  blue  mantle, 
with  the  nude  Child  Christ  sitting  on  her  left  knee.  She  points 
witii  both  hands  to  her  heart,  as  she  turns  her  head  to  gaze  at 
St.  Klizabeth,  who  stands  behind  her.  On  circular  molded  base 
of  terra-cotta,  the  plinth  decorated  in  relief  with  masks  and 
dolphins. 

Heiglit,  Ki  imhcs. 


312- 


'M 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEKNTH    CeNTURY 

-Sixteenth    Cextuky    Florentine    Colored    Terra-cotta 

Figure 
"St.  John  the  Baptist  in  the  Wilderness."  The  youthful  saint, 
with  long,  curling  hair  and  clothed  in  camel's  hair  tunic  over 
which  is  thrown  a  loose  mantle,  stands  against  a  rocky  ledge, 
his  right  arm  extended  with  forefinger  jiointing.  Ahove,  on  a 
ledge  of  rock,  sits  a  small  animal.  On  rocky  hase.  Naturalisti- 
eally  colored. 

Height,  17  inclicn. 


GIOVANNI  BATTISTA  TASSO 

U(?)— 1548 

313 — Sixteenth    Century    Florentine    Colored    Terra-cotta 

Figure 

"St.  John  the  Baptist  in  the  Wilderness."     The  youthful  saint 

^  is  shown  seated  on  a  pedestal  of  stratified  rocks.     He  wears  a 

garment  of  goat-skin,  holds  in  his  left  hand  a  scroll,  and  hy  his 

side,  on  the  left,  is  the  figure  of  a  lamh. 

Height,  18  inches. 

Architect,  as  well  as  sculptor,  Tasso,  though  born  in  tlie  fifteenth 
century,  died  an  old  man  in  the  middle  of  the  sixteenth  century. 


FLOREXTIXE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH  Century 

314 — Fifteenth    Cextukv    Florentine    Colored    Terra-cotta 

Figure 

"St.  Francis  of  Assisi."    The  saint  is  shown  as  the  standing  fiu;- 

'  lire  of  a  middle-aged  man  witli  shglit  l)eard.     He  wears  the 

fN  rol)e  of  his  Order,  with  a  rope  girdle.     The  left  iiand  is  pressed 

^  to  his  breast  and  in  the  right  he  holds  a  small  book  and  a  jjouch. 

In  hands  and  feet  are  shown  the  sacred  "stigmata."     On  square 

molded  terra-cotta  base.    Naturalistically  colored. 

Height.  21  inclics. 
{lUitstrafal) 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fim-EENTH     CeNTUHV 

31.5 — Fourteenth  Century  liiRcirxDiAx  Walnut  Wood  Carv- 

INfi 

"The  Uirth  of  the  Virgin."     The  Mother  of  the  Virgin  reclines 
.0       in  a  low  post-bed  of  the  period,  her  head  coifed  with  a  linen  cloth, 
vv  and  hands  the  infant  A^irgin  to  a  nurse,  who  wears  a  liurgundian 

peasant's  cap.    At  side  of  the  bed  are  seen  various  utensils. 

Hfiglif,   17  iiichi'x;  7ci(ItJi.  19  inches. 

(lUnstnitid) 

ANDREA  BELLA  ROBBIA 

Fifteenth    CEXTiiiv 

316 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Terra-cotta  JNIedali.ion 

Circular  medallion  of  terra-cotta,  modeled  with  a  bust  portrait 

•L,  of  a  youth,  shown  in  full  face,  with  slightly  curling  hair  and 

,^i  wearing  a  tunic  and  a  mantle  secured  at  the  right  shoulder  with 

a  brooch.     In  a  contemporary  richly  carved  and  gilded  wood 

frame. 

Diamciir  of  ftrrii-rotta.  1.5  iiiflitw:  (Vuimffcr  of  fninw.  IS  inches. 
(Ilhi.stnitcl) 


.i:^^i;;:l- 


PIERO  TORRIGIANO 
14-72—1522 

317 — Sixteenth    Century    Florentine    Colored    Terra-cotta 

Figure 

Nude  figure  of  St.  Sebastian,  his  limbs  tied  with  ropes  to  a  tree 

trunk  and  the  head  fallen  forward  as  if  in  the  throes  of  dis- 

j^      solution.    Around  his  waist  he  wears  a  knotted  loin-cloth.     His 

■^       body  shows  the  marks  of  wounds,  and  at  one  side  is  the  body 

^■^   armor  of  a  Roman  warrior  and  on  the  other  the  standing  figure 

'^      of  a  piitto.     On  the  tree  is  hung  a  (juiver  full  of  arrows.     On 

irregular  rocky  base.     Xaturalistically  colored. 

Height.  26  inches. 

Torrigiano  is,  ]ierha]).s,  best  known  as  thu  dcsifrncr  and  sculptor  of 
the  tomb  of  Henry  \'II  in  Westminster  Abbey,  liOndon. 

(Illusfrafed) 


AJVDREA  VERROCCHIO 

1432—14.88 

318 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi>grentine  Coiajred  Stucco  Figure 
"Infant  Hercules  Strangling  the  Serpent."     Undraped  figure 
of   an    infant   with   voluminous    closely    curling   hair,    leaning 
against  a  rock,  lying  upon  one  side  and  seizing  with  his  right 
Q         hand  (now  absent)  the  head  of  a  serpent  the  body  of  which  he 
N?  holds  in  his  left  hand.    Rectangular  base  of  gesso  duro.    Colored 

naturalistically. 

Height.  24  iiiehe.i;  length.  27  inchen. 

Tliis  stucco  closely  resembles  a  marble  bas-relief  by  \'erroccliio  wliich 
formerly  adorned  one  of  tlie  doors  of  tlie  Palazzo  Veccliio,  Florence. 
A'errocchio,  like  so  many  of  his  contemporaries,  began  as  a  goldsmith  and 
most  of  the  works  lie  has  loft  to  us  are  in  bronze.  He  was  an  artist 
of  great  power,  and  among  the  pupils  he  influenced  were  Leonardo  da 
Vinci,  Lorenzo  da  Credi  and  Pietro  Perugino. 

(Illiist  rated) 


\5 


GIOVANNI  DELLA  ROBBIA 
1 J-3T— 1 528 

319 — Fifteenth    Cexttjky    Fi>orkntixe    Coi.oked    Terra-cotta 

PUTTI 

Figure  of  two  mule  children,  or  piitti,  tlispiitinj^'  over  a  vase 
of  fruit  which  stands  between  them.  One,  on  the  left,  is  stand- 
'  ing  and  brandishes  in  his  left  hand  a  fruit,  while  with  his  ri,i>ht 
'^  he  endeavors  to  withdraw  another  fruit  from  the  vase.  The 
other  putto,  on  the  right,  seated  on  a  tree  stump,  restrains  his 
companion.  He  has  seized  him  by  the  right  wrist  and  is  biting 
his  forefinger  in  an  attempt  to  make  him  let  go  of  the  fruit.  On 
rectangular  terra-cotta  base.     Colored  naturalistically. 

Height,  21   hicJu's;  length,  IVA  inchefi. 

(Illiistrdtal) 


DESIDERIO  DA  SETTIGNANO 

U.57— U8.5 

320 — Fii'TKEXTH  Century  Colored  Stucco  Figure 

Standing  figure  of  the  Child  Christ,  nude,  with  curling  brown 
hair  and  with  the  right  hand  raised  in  the  act  of  benediction. 
The  left  arm  hangs  by  His  side,  the  hand  holding  the  symbolic 

,<3       nails,  supported  by  a  fold  of  colored  drapery.     On  rocky  base 
Vo  and  scjuare  ])yraniidal  molded  pedestal  of  colored  stucco. 

Height,  22  inehex. 

Tills  is  a   rrplii-ii,  in  coiort'd  shici'o,  of  the  niurblr  figure  h\  Desi- 
(lerio  ill  file  Cliureli  of  San  I.oreii/o,  Florence. 

(lUnstrntei}) 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTH   Century 

,321 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Feokentine  Coeoked  Tekua-cotta 
Group 
"Chanty."  Shown  as  a  beautiful  woman  of  ripened  eiianiis, 
with  long  hair  falling  over  her  .shoulders,  dressed  in  a  loose  rohe 
with  one  breast  exposed  and  holding  on  her  knee  a  nude  ehild 
around  whom  her  left  arm  is  thrown  as  though  in  proteetion. 
Her  right  arm  falls  by  her  side  and  her  hand  holds  that  of  an- 
other nude  ehild,  who  stands  by  her  side.  One  the  right  kneels 
yet  another  ehild.  On  roeky  terra-eotta  base.  Xaturalistieally 
eolored. 

Height,  21  iiiclics-. 

Dr.  Bode  attrihutrs  tlii'  iirou])  to  tliu  jinoiiyiiious  I'lorentiiu'  jiiitlior 
of    the    "Struirirliiiii'    Cliildrin,"    illustrated    at    n.    15!)    of    "Florentine 


Sculptor.s  of  til 
Donatello." 


R. 


nais.sanet', 


where  it    i.'^ 


■iiffiieil   to   the   "School   of 


laoo 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   Century 

322 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi.okkntine  Coeored  Papier-mache 
liusT  Portrait 
Bust-length  jjortrait  of  St.  Anthony,  Archbishop  of  Florence. 
The  saint  is  shown  as  an  old  man  with  emaciated  features,  thin, 
tightly  closed  lips,  a  partially  l)ald  head  and  an  expression  of 
great  benevolence.  He  wears  an  ecclesiastical  robe  with  hood 
thrown  back  at  the  shoulders  and  banded  with  a  white  orphrey 
jjatterned  with  crosses  in  red.  On  octagonal  molded  wooden 
base. 

Height,  20  niches. 


^ 
^ 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEENTir   Century 


323 — Sixteenth  Century  Coeoked  Stucco  Bust  Poktrait 

Bust-length  portrait  of  an  elderly  man  with  long  forked  and 
curling  gray  beard  and  l)ald  liead.  He  wears  a  Senator's  robe. 
On  octagonal  base,  jjainted  and  gilded.  Naturalistically  col- 
ored. 

Height,  2'>i  inches. 


u4oo 


p'j^^ 


^B- 


ALESSANURO  VITTOKIA 
1525—1613 

3'24 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Coeoked  Stucco  Bust  Poutrait 

Half-length  portrait  of  a  lady  with  hare  head,  the  eurliiig  hair 

tightly  drawn  hack  from  the  forehead.    She  wears  a  close-fitting 

l)odice  huttoned  np  the  front,  a  high  collar  and  frilled  rutt'  and 

^N      sleeves   puffed   and   slashed   at   the   slioulders.      In    front    is   a 

^^      scrolled  tablet  for  the  name. 

^  Height.  2(5  inches. 

o  This  and  the  following  bust  came  from  a  palace  in  Padua,  belonging 

^  to  an  old  family,  of  whose  ancestors  they  are  bcHevcd  to  be  portraits. 

-^^    Of  Vittoria  it  may  be  said  that  he  was  a   })upil  of  Jacopo  Sansovino, 

5     whose  place  he  took   after  liis   death   as   the  leader  of  \  enetiaii   artists. 

•(jiL    In   that   city   of   ids   adoption   lie   has    left    a    nunihii-   of   sculptural    and 

w      architectural  monuments  to  his  undoubted  talents. 


ALESSANDHU  \  ITTOKIA 
1525—1613 

32.5 — Sixteenth  Century  Coi.okkd  Terra-cotta  Portrait  Bust 
Bii.st-len<4th  portrait  of  a  middle-aged  nobleman  witli  partially 
bald  bead,  full  eurlinj^-  beard  and  mustaebe.  lie  wears  a  tig'bt- 
fitting  jerkin  witb  narrow  turned-over  eoUar  and  a  fur-trimmed  ^'l  "i^' 
robe  witb  putted  and  slasbed  sleeves.  Round  bis  neek  is  a  beavy 
linked  ebain  witb  a  cross  and  eagle  as  pendants.  In  front  of 
tbe  base  is  a  voluted  name  tablet. 

Height,  30  invhcs. 


LUCA  DELLA  R015BIA 

14.00— 14.82 

326 — Fifteenth    Centuky    Florentine    Colored    Stucco    Bas- 
relief 
Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  small  three- 
.     quarter-length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  mantle 
^    standing  and  supporting,  with  her  left  arm,  the  Child  Christ, 
'^■'      who  stands  by  His  ^lother's  side,  leaning  His  head  against  hers 
and  with  His  arms  around  her  neck.     Colored  naturalistically. 
In  molded  and  carved  frame  of  stucco. 

Htiyltf,   19  iiicln:s;  zciilfli.  14  iiichcu. 


No.   326 — Fifteenth   Century  Florentine  Coi,ored 
Stucco   Bas-relief 


NEROCC'IIIO  BARTOJ.OMMEO  DA  SIENA 
U27— 1500 

327 — Fii'TKENTii  Century  Sikxese  C'oi.oued  Papiek-mache  Bas- 

KEI.IEF 

Kectan^ular  rouiKl-archtd  tablet,  inodclt'd,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
,  three-quarter-length  fi,<>in'e  of  the  Virgin  in  a  dark  red  robe 

and  blue  hooded  mantle.  Her  head  is  inclined  toward  the  left, 
and  she  is  seated  and  holds  on  her  lap  the  Child  Christ,  in  a  red 
tunic,  who  raises  His  right  hand  in  the  act  of  benediction.  Be- 
low is  an  inscription,  "kegixa  coel.  maria,"  in  l{oiiian  letters. 
In  contemporary  molded  and  painted  wooden  frame. 

HcUjht,  '28  linlus;   icidth,  17'^.   inches. 


Xo.  327 — Fifteenth  Centuuv   Sienesi,  Lueuueju  I'ai'Ieu-mache  Bas-relief 


FLORENTINE  SCH(X)L 

Fifteenth   ('EXTruY 

328 — Sixteenth    Cextuky    Fi.okextixe    Colored    Stucco    Bas- 
relief 
Rectangular  round-arched  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
full-length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe,  seated  on  a  chair 
;?  with  voluted  arms  and  holding  in  botli  arms  the  Child  Christ, 

.  who  is  nursing  at  her  breast.     Above,  on  either  side,  a  cherub 

with  outstretched  wings.  On  rectangular  base  incised,  in 
Roman  letters,  with  an  "aye  maria"  inscription.  Colored  nat- 
uralistically.  In  contemporary  Taliernacolo  frame  of  molded, 
carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood,  with  a  molded,  dentelled  and 
egg  and  dart  carved  cornice  and  plain  fric/e  su})p()rted  by  two 
fluted  and  astragalled  Ionic  pilasters.  On  molded  base  and 
apron. 

Height,  21)  inches;  icidtli.   17|-  inelie.s. 


SCHOOL  OF  SIENA 

Fifteenth  Century 

329 — Fifteenth  Century  Sienese  Colored  Stucco  Bas-relief 
Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  small  tliree- 
([uarter-length  figin-e  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  hooded 
mantle.  She  holds  in  her  arms  the  undraped  Child  Christ  and 
restrains  Him  from  leaping  forward  by  clasping  His  right  arm 
with  one  hand.  Colored  naturalistically.  In  contemporary 
Tabernacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted  and  gildeil  wood. 
Molded  cornice  with  plain  frieze  supported  on  two  fluted  pi- 
lasters witii  H()manes(iue  capitals.  jNlolded  base  and  shaped, 
scrolled  and  voluted  apron. 

Hc'tghf.  36  inches;  rcidtli,  19  iiichcu. 


ANTONIO  ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

330 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Colored  Stucco  Ma- 
donna BY  RoSSELLINO 
Rec'tan<4ular  tablet  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  athree-tiuarter- 
lengtli  figure  of  the  A^irgin  in  a  red  robe  with  gold-enibroidered 
border  and  blue  hooded  mantle  looking  to  the  right.  She  is 
seated  in  a  ehair  and  holds  in  her  lap  with  ])()tli  hands  the 
'  undraped  Child  Christ,  wearing  a  neeklace  of  beads  with  a 
eross  pendant.  The  baekgroimd  is  oeeiipied  by  a  festoon  and 
])endants  of  eherries  and  leaves.  Within  a  reetangular  stucco 
frame,  molded  and  decorated  in  relief  with  bands  of  reel  and 
bead  and  acanthus-leaf  ornamentation  on  a  paneled  base  deco- 
rated, in  relief,  with  a  \  ase  and  rinceaux  of  acanthus  leaves  and 
flowers. 

Htiylit.  24  iiirlii:s;  zciiltli,  l(v''|   iiiclus. 


LUCA  DKLLA   l^OHBIA 

14.()()— 14S1 

,331 — FiFTEEXTH    C'exti'ky    Flokextixe    Colored    SiTt'co    Uas- 

RELIEF 

Rectangular  tal)let,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-lenii'tli 
figure  of  the  Virgin  in  led  rol)e  and  hlue  hooded  niajitle,  stand- 
ing and  holding  with  hotli  ariji.s  the  Child  Christ  in  linen  tunie. 
He  presses  His  I'aee  close  to  His  Mother's  and  with  the  left 
hand  clasps  a  fold  of  hei-  mantle.  Colored  naturalistieally.  In 
contemporary  molded,  painted  and  gilded  wood  Tahernacolo 
frame.  Pointed  pediment,  with  molded  cornice  and  plain  frieze 
supported  l)v  two  pilasters  with  Huted  shafts  and  ca2)itals.  On 
molded  apron. 

Hciglit.  ;3T  inclifs:   jcidth.  '20  inclies. 


(,0' 


DESIDERIO  DA  SETTIGNANO 

1457—1485 

332 — Fifteenth    Cextuky    Floukxtixe    Coldued    Stucco    Bas- 

KELIEF 

Rectangular  round-arclied  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with 
a  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  mantle  with  bare 
head,  standing  and  pointing  with  her  right  hand  to  the  seated 
Child  Christ,  who,  undraped,  turns  His  head  to  the  right.  On 
a  base  with  two  flying  putti.  who  support  a  circular  medallion  % 
enclosing  an  armorial  shield.  Original  coloring.  In  contem])o- 
rary  arched  frame  with  base  of  molded  and  painted  wood. 

Hc'u/ht.  '34  iciilitu;   rcidtli.  "25  iiirlir.i. 

A   Madonna  by   Desidcrio,   precisely   similar   to   this,   but   in   gray 
■stone,  is  in  the   \'ictoria  and   Albert  Museum,   Soutii   Kensington. 


N 


BENEDETTO  UA  MAIANO 

U42— U9S 

333— Fifteenth    Century    Feokextixe    Colored    Stucco    INTa- 

DOXXA 

Round-arched  tablet  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quar- 
ter-length seated  figure  of  the  "N^irgin  in  a  red  robe  and  blue 
mantle,  her  head  drajjed  with  a  white  linen  veil.  She  is  looking 
to  the  left,  and  holds  in  her  arms  the  Child  Christ  undraped 
save  for  a  fold  of  linen.  He  lies  upon  a  tasseled  cushion  with 
His  right  hand  raised  and  clutching  at  His  ^Mother's  veil,  while 
He  nurses  at  her  right  breast.  She  bends  her  head  over  Him  in 
loving  adoration.  Surounded  by  a  round-arched  molded  and 
carved  stucco  frame,  with  a  molded  base,  plain  plinth  and 
molded  apron,  colored  red  and  blue. 

Height.  -iS  hiclu-s:  -u-idfli.  2i  iiiches. 


^^V^ 


FLORENTINE  Sf'HOOI. 

Eari-y   Fifteenth    C'extfry 

3ii4< — Fifteenth  Ckxtuuy  Fi.okextine  Coi.oked  Stucco  AIadoxxa 
Half-length  fi<^ure  of  the  Virgin,  in  red  rohe  and  bine  mantle, 
with  head  veil  falling  in  folds.  She  holds  in  her  right  hand. 
jjressed  to  her  breast,  a  frnit.  and  snpports  on  her  left  arm 
the  Child  Christ  elad  in  a  tunie.  He  enibraees  His  Mother's 
neck  with  both  arms  and  presses  His  face  close  to  hers.  The 
faces  of  INIother  and  Child  are  snffused  with  a  lirooding  melan- 
choly. On  a  s(inare  molded  bi-aeket  of  painted  wood  with  traces 
of  an  inscription  and  a  shaped  apron  painted  with  scrolls  and 
a  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms. 

H(i(/ht.   28   inches. 


MASTER   IXFIA  ENCEU  BY  BELLA  QCEIU  lA 

EiFTEEXTii    Century 


33.5 — Fifteenth  Cexti'uy  Flohextixe  Coeoked  Stucco  Bas- 
relief 
Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  background,  with  a  half- 
length  figure  of  the  ^'irgin,  the  head  only  inclined  to  the  right. 
She  wears  a  hooded  mantle  of  blue,  within  which  she  has  pro- 
tectingly  wrajjped  the  undraped  Ciiild  Christ,  whom  she  holds 
on  her  left  arm.  He  clasps  with  both  hands  the  red  tunic  of  His 
INIother.  On  a  rectangular  molded  base  of  stucco  modeled  in 
the  center  with  two  flying  angles  supporting  a  wreath  enclos- 
ing the  Sacred  INIonogram,  and  at  the  sides  with  armorial 
pointed  shields. 

Height,  'M  inchcn;  icidtlt.  '27  inches. 


LUCA  BELLA  ROBBLV 

1400—1482 

336 — Fifteenth    Cextuky    Florentine    Colored    Stucco    Eas- 

RELIEF 

Tondo-like  circular  medallion,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
three-qnarter-len<;th  figure  of  the  A^irgin  in  red  rohe,  blue  man- 
tle and  a  linen  veil,  standing  with  her  head  inclined  to  the  right 
and  gazing  down  at  the  Child  Christ,  whom,  clothed  in  a  girdled 
tunic,  she  holds  in  her  arms.  He  hides  His  head  on  His 
Mother's  breast  and  holds  both  hands  before  His  face.  Above 
is  seen  the  Sanctus  Spiritus  Dove  hovering  above  the  Virgin's 
head,  while,  slightly  below,  on  either  side,  is  a  cherub  with  folded 
wings.  Colored  naturalistically.  Enclosed  in  a  plain  border  of 
stucco. 

Diameter.  22  inches. 


SCHOOL  OF  SIENA 

Fifteenth   Century 

337 — FiFTEEXTH  Century  Siexese  Colored  Stucco  Bas-relief 
Tondo-like  circular  medallion,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
small  three-quarter-length  fi<>ure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and 
blue  mantle,  her  head  covered  l)y  a  fold  of  linen.  She  supports 
with  both  arms  the  undraped  Child  Christ,  who  clasps  His  hands 
together  as  He  smiles  with  an  expression  of  childish  glee.  Col- 
ored naturalistically.  Surrounded  by  a  molded  and  carved 
frame  of  stucco. 

Dicimctir.  21   inches. 


■•■'■  ^m.^^4 


338- 


ANTONIO  FEDEKKilll     (l)KTTO  DE"  TOLOMEl) 

^•2.5{?)  — Ui)()) 

-FiFTKKXTlI     C'kXTUKY     SlKXKSE    Coi.OHEU     StUC'CO     BaS-KKLIKF 

Hound-arched  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-(juar- 
ter-len^th  standing  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue 
mantle  draped  about  her  head.  With  one  hand  slie  .su])ports 
the  Child  Christ,  who,  elad  in  a  linen  tunie,  stands  and  nurses 
at  her  breast.  Colored  naturalistically.  In  a  contemporary 
Tabernaclolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood 
It  has  a  round  arch  flanked  and  surmounted  by  volutes  and 
honeysuckle  ornaments  and  supported  on  two  pilasters  with 
acanthus-leaf  capitals  and  fluted  and  astragalled  shafts.  The 
base  is  molded  and  inscribed,  in  Koman  letters,  with  a  nearly  ef-  i^' 
faced  I>atin  inscription,  and  an  apron  of  voluted  acanthus  leaves  j,"^ 
enclosing  a  shield.  ^^ 

Height,  '-V.i  inclus:   u-'ulth.  '1^  inclir.i. 


^^ 


DKSIDKUIO   DA   SETTKiNANO 

1427—1-1-85 

.'339 — FiFTEEXTii    Ckxti'uy    Fi.ohkxtixk    Coi.okki)    STrit'o    Bas- 

REIJEl' 

Reetan<4iilar  tal)let,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  tliree-(juarter- 
lengtli  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  girdled  at  the  waist,  blue 
mantle  and  linen  head  veil,  seated  and  holding  on  her  left  knee, 
her  left  hand  clasping  His  waist,  her  right  hand  holding  His 
feet,  the  Child  Christ,  who  is  clothed  in  swaddling-bands..  Col- 
ored naturalistieally.  In  a  contemporary  molded,  carved, 
painted  and  gilded  wood  Tabernacolo  frame.  On  molded  base, 
with  dentelled  and  egg  and  dart  cai'vcd  apron. 


A  iiuirhk'  l)as-rulirf  1) 
was  recently  sold  l)v  the  H( 
of  Paris. 


H(i</lif.  49  ///c/ic.v.-   xcidfli.  :J1    hirhcx. 

Desiderio,    eloselv    rLseinhlin^    this    stucco, 
i.ital  of  the  Sta.  Maria  Nuova  to  M.  Foulc 


^•s^ 


ANTONIO  ROSSELLINO 

1427—1490 

340 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi^orentine  Colored  Stucco  Bas- 
relief 
Rectanqular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quarter- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  hooded  mantle 
seated  in  a  chair  and  holding  on  her  lap,  with  both  hands,  the 
Child  Christ,  undraped  and  wearing  a  necklace  with  a  cross  as 
pendant.  Enclosed  within  a  round-arched  niche  with  two 
Romanesque  pilasters  with  paneled  shafts,  the  arch  having  in 
raised  Roman  letters  an  "a^'e  maria"  inscription  and  the  span- 
drels being  filled  with  a  scrolled  ornamentation  colored  nat- 
uralistically.  In  contemporary  Tabernacolo  frame  of  molded 
and  painted  wood.  INIolded  cornice,  with  frieze  supported  on 
Doric  pilasters  and  inscribed  in  Roman  letters,  "quos  omnes 
QLTi  TRANSiTis  PER  viAM,  &c"  ("It  it  nothing  to  you,  all  ye 
that  pass  by '.  Behold  and  see  if  there  be  any  sorrow  like  unto 
my  sorrow."  I^amentations,  i.  12).  INIolded  base  with  plinth  '^ 
inscribed,  "Ploravit  in  nocte,  &c."  '^ 

Height,  31   inches;  iddth,  20lo  inches. 

Tliis  stucco  is  of  somewhat  exceptional  interest  owing  to  its 
unusual  state  of  ])reservation.  Time  has  merely  mellowed  the  coloring, 
and  Signer  Bardiiii  is  responsible  for  the  statement  that  it  has  never 
been  cleaned,  much  less  retouched. 

{lU  list  rated) 


t    ^^^'to 


No.   340 — Fifteenth    Century    Florentine    Colored    Stucco    Bas-relief 


LUCA  BELLA  ROBBIA 
1400—1481 

341 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Colored  Terra-cott.s 
Bas-relief 
Rectangular  tablet,  iiiodeletl,  in  low  relief,  with  a  small  three- 
quarter-length  seated  figure  of  the  ^"irgin  clothed  in  a  red  robe 
and  blue  mantle  and  with  bare  head,  the  hair  braided  over  the 
forehead  and  knotted  behind.  Her  face  is  in  profile,  looking 
toward  the  right  and  regarding  with  interest  the  undra2)ed  Child 
Christ,  whom  she  holds  in  her  arms  as  He  stretches  forward, 
extending  both  arms  as  lie  seizes  a  stem  of  lilies.  In  the  origi- 
nal Tabei-nacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted  and  gilded 
wood.  jNIolded  cornice,  plain  frieze  supported  on  two  fluted 
pilasters  with  Gothic  capitals,  and  molded  base,  the  plinth  with 
a  Latin  inscription  in  Koman  characters.  o 

If(i(/lit,  ;5()  iiicJics;  icidfli.  2()  iiicJic.i.    '^ 

■^I'liis  is  ;i  tcrra-c-otta  stu(l\'  fur  tlif  cili'hrated  "Mailonna  (if  the 
Lilies"  in  ir]:i/,ud  tcrra-fotta  by  Luca  dclla  Kobbia  wliii-h  is  now  in 
the  Ciiureh  of  St.  Andrea  Itove/zano,  and  hence  is  oeneraily  known 
as  tlie  Kove/zano  Madonna.  Aiiotlier  version  is  in  the  Quincy  A. 
Sliaw  Colk'ction  in  Boston  and  anotiier  in  tlie  Liechtenstein  Collec- 
tion in  \'ienna.  Illustrated  in  Di".  Bode's  "Florentine  Sculpture  of 
the   Renaissance,"   p.   lO'.i. 

(Illa.st  rated) 


H- 


#^ 


No.  341-    i''ii  1  i;i;.\Tii  C'i:,\rrni    I'i.okkxiixe  t'oi.oKKi)  Ti;iiUA-<.oTTA 
Bas-kei.ief 


LUCA  BELLA  ROBBIA 

1400—1482 

342 — FiFTEEXTH    Century    Florentine    Colored    Stucco    Bas- 
relief 
Kound-arclied  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quar- 
ter-length figure  of  the  Virgin  in  a  red  robe,  her  head  hooded 
with  a  long,  flowing  veil.     She  is  standing  with  her  head  turned 
to  the  right  and  bent  over  with  an  ex2)ression  of  maternal  solici- 
tude toward  the  face  of  Christ,  whom  she  guards  with  her  right 
hand,  caressing  His  hair  with  her  left.     Undraped,  save  for  a        ^ 
short  skirt  of  fine  linen.  He  stands  supporting  Himself  with  one    ^ 
hand  laid  on  His  JMother's  breast.     His  face  is  turned  toward   \ 
the  spectator.     Colored  naturalistically.      In  a  contemporary 
carved,  molded,  painted  and  gilded  wood  frame  with  round - 
arched  top  flanked  and  surmounted  by  voluted  acanthus  leaves 
and  rimmed  palmettes.     ]Molded  base  and  apron.  >  ji>^ 

Hi-i(/ht.  38  inrhc.i:  -u'ldtli,  29  inches.-^ 
{Illustrated)  A  > V 


No.    342 — FiFTEEXTn    Centuuv    Florextixk    Coloued    Stlcco    Bas-relief 


ANTONIO  ROSSELLINO 
1427— U9() 

343 — Fifteenth    Centuky    Feurextixe    C'oluked    Stucco    Eas- 

KEEIEF 

^Modeled,  in  low  relief  and  without  background,  with  a  half- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  with  long  curling  hair,  the  head  in- 
clined to  the  left  and  looking  downwards  with  a  pensive  ex- 
pression, holding  in  her  arms  and  clasping  with  both  her  hands 
the  Child  Christ,  who  reclines  in  a  seated  position  against  her 
right  arm.  The  figiu'es  are  on  a  scjuare  molded  l)ase.  the  front 
modeled  with  a  festoon  of  fruits  and  leaves  Hanked  by  cherubim 
and  the  broken  angles  siu'mounted  by  spheres.  Colored  natural- 
istically.  In  original  molded,  carved  and  gilded  wood  Taber- 
nacolo  frame.  Pointed  molded  and  dentelled  pediment  and 
cornice  with  plain  frieze,  supported  on  two  pilasters  with  pan- 
eled shafts  and  Composite  capitals.  On  molded  base  with 
molded  apron. 

Tabernacle:  Height,  55  inches;  width,  -K)  inches. 
Stucco:  Height,  20  inches;  -icidth,  21  inches. 

Tliis  stucco,  ill  Sifrnor  Bardini's  ()])ini()n,  served  as  a  model  for 
tlie  torra-c'otta  now  in  tlie  Berlin  ]Museuiii,  wliieh  is  a  tenth  smaller 
in  every  (iiri'etioii,  due  to  the  shrinkajje  of  the  clay  when  haked. 

{Illustrated) 


No.     '•iili I'l  I    1  1   I,;.  1  il      tlXllK'l      I'l.OUKXTINK     ( '()  I.Oli  KI) 

Sticc'o   Ha.s-kelief 


SIENESE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth  Century 

34,4 — Fifteenth  Cextury  Siexese  Colored  Stucco  Bas-kelief 
Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length 
figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  mantle  draped  over 
her  head,  seated  and  embracing  the  undraped  Child  Christ, 
who  sits  and  with  one  hand  arranges  the  folds  of  His  INIother's 
mantle.  Above  is  a  cherub  with  outstretched  wings,  and  below, 
a  base  modeled  in  relief  with  a  cherub  and  two  putt  I  hold- 
ing escutcheons.  Colored  naturalistically.  In  contemporary 
molded,  carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood  Tabernacolo  frame  (- 
having  a  triangular  pediment  with  painted  tympanum,  molded  ^ 
and  dentelled  cornice,  frieze  carved  in  I'elief  with  ox-skulls  and 
festoons  of  laurel  leaves  supported  by  two  fluted  pilasters  with 
Composite  Corinthian  capitals.  INIolded  base  carved  with  water 
leaves. 


Height,  4(5  luetics;  u'itttli,  20  incties.^ 
{lUustrateJ)  'V^  ^ 


s^ 


■^ff^Vlt^^Jut^l■^l^m^,>,^^Mo*^tltmtf'<^^*  '  m <|liitij>nil  w  »   I'  I  n^WMli^WWIpl 


No.  344 — Fifteenth  CEXTriiv  Siexese  Colored  Stucco  Bas-uelief 


FHAXCKSC'O   DI  (JIORGIO 
14.'J9— 15()() 

.'j4o — FiFTEKXTH  Cextury  Sienesk  Coi.ouEi)  Stucco  Eas-kelief 
Round-arched  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quar- 
ter-len<4'th  fi<>in-e  of  the  Virgin  in  a  loose  robe  with  full  sleeves, 
her  head  hooded  with  a  flowing  veil.  Her  face,  seen  in  profile 
and  looking  downward,  is  turned  toward  the  Child  Christ,  whom 
she  holds  in  her  arms.  He  is  undraped.  and  is  laughing  in  child- 
ish glee  as  He  grasps  with  one  hand  a  fold  of  His  Mother's  veil. 
Colored  naturalistically.  In  original  molded  wooden  frame, 
with  arched  top  and  molded  base  and  a])ron. 

Hti</lif.   ;5S   iiiiliis:   icidtli.   L^•{  /;/(7(C.v. 

l''ranc(.'sc()  di  (iior^'io  ^lartinl,  arcliiti'ct.  eiif^iiK'er,  si-ulptor  and 
autlior,  was  a  jjupil  of  II  \'cffliic'tta  and  n-aini'd  liis  cliiuf  i-ck'brit y  as  a 
sculptor  by  the  two  bronze  angels  on  titlier  side  of  II  >'eccliietta's  taber- 
nacle in  tlie  Cathedral  at  Siena. 

(llhi.st  rated) 


No.   3-15 — FiKTKKxrn   Cknti  uv   Siexese   Coluued 
Sruct'o   Has-uelief 


DONATO  DE'  BARDI— DONATELLO 
138.3—1466 

346 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Fi.okentine  Coi,oreu  Stucco  Bas- 
relief 
Round-arched  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  half-length 
life-size  and  seated  figure  of  the  Virgin  dressed  in  a  red  robe 
with  tight-fitting  sleeves  and  a  blue  mantle  which  serves  also 
as  a  hood,  holding  on  her  lap  with  one  arm  the  Child  Christ,  who, 
undraped,  leans  His  chin  upon  His  right  hand.  His  left  hand 
rests  on  the  outstretched  left  hand  of  His  Mother.  Both  Ma- 
donna and  Child  have  gilded  haloes.  In  molded  frame  of 
stucco.     Colored  naturalistically. 

Height,  ii'JVi;  tiiehcs;  zcidth,  2\\'->  inches. 

This  bas-rc'liuf  is  especially  jtri/.ed  hy  Si<rnor  Bardiiii,  who  con- 
siders it  not  only  an  oritrinal  work  of  the  great  master,  but  as  favorably 
comparing  with  the  similar  example  in  the  A'ictoria  and  Albert  iVIuseum, 
South  Kensington,  and  in  the  Liechtenstein  Collection  in  A'ienna,  as 
well  as  that  in  the  Berlin  Museum  referred  to  by  Ur.  Bode  in  his  "Floren- 
tine Bildauer  der  Renaissance,"  ]).  104. 

{Illustrated) 


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No.  346 — Fifteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Colored  Stucco  Bas-relief 


SPEUANDIO  MAdLlOlJ  DA  MANTUA 
1425—1500 

347 — P'li'TEKNTH  Cexti'uy  IMaxtuax  C()],()uei)  Stucco  Bas-kklief 

BY    SpERAXDIO 

llectanfifular  tablet,  modeled,  in  high  relief,  with  a  three-quarter- 
leuytli  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  loose  robe  with  full  sleeves,  her 
head  hooded  with  a  close-fitting  veil.  Her  head  is  inclined 
slightly  to  the  left  and  she  ga/.es  with  downcast  eyes  and  an 
expression  of  sad  foreboding  at  the  Child  Christ,  whom  she 
holds  in  her  arms.  He  has  curly  hair,  is  clothed  in  a  loosely 
fitting  tunic  and  holds  His  right  hand  uplifted  in  the  act  of 
benediction.  The  figures  are  on  a  base,  the  front  modeled  with 
a  cherub  with  outstretched  wings  flanked  by  two  other  cheru- 
bim. Colored  naturalistically.  In  the  original  Florentine  Tab- 
ernacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood. 
Pointed  molded  pediment,  the  tympanum  occupied  by  a  jiainted 
Sanctus  Spiritus  Dove,  with  molded  cornice  and  frieze  painted 
with  three  circular  medallions  enclosing  figures  of  Saints,  sup- 
ported on  two  fluted  pilasters  with  Conn)ositc  capitals.  ^lolded 
base,  with  plinth  painted  with  a  Latin  inscription  in  Roman  let- 
ters, and  molded  and  painted  apron.  IJy  Sperandio  IMaglioli  da 
Mantua  (14.2.5-1.)00). 

Tahcrnaclc :  Hciijlit,  (i  fret   4   iiiclics;   w'ultli,  .'^4   inches. 
Stucco:  Hciylit.  .'JO  hiclics;   icidtli.  18  inclics. 

The  validity  of  tlie  attribution  of  this  stucco  to  Sperandio  must 
he  obvious  to  those  who  coni])are  it  with  the  terra-cottn  monument  by 
Sperandio  in  tlie  Church  of  St.  Doincnico,  Hologna. 

(lllustrafcd) 


No.  3-17 — Fifteenth  Centikv   Manttax   Coloked   Stucco 
Bas-relief   by   Spekaxdio 


SCHOOL  OF  SIENA 

Fifteenth  Centuky 

348 — Fifteenth  Century  Sienese  Colored  Stucco  Bas-relief 
Rectaiifjular  table,  with  semi-octagonal  top,  modeled,  in  low 
relief,  with  a  fi<>ure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  mantle 
and  with  bare  head.  She  is  standing  and  clasping  with  caressing 
fervor  tlie  undrajjed  Child  Christ,  whom  she  carries  in  her  0 
arms,  her  face  seen  in  profile  looking  to  the  right,  turned  toward  ^ 
Him  as  though  in  listening  adoration.  He  clasps  His  IMother's 
neck  with  His  left  arm  and  turns  His  face  toward  the  spectator. 
Colored  naturalistically.  In  contem2:)orary  molded  wooden 
frame. 

Hiic/Iit,  20  inches;  icidtli.   16  inches. 
{Illustrnted) 


No.    3-18 — Fifteenth    Centuuy    Siexese    Colored    STUtco    Bas-kelief 


LUCA  DELLA  ROBBIA 

1400—148-2 

349 — Fifteenth  Cextukv  Feorextixe  Stucco  Bas-keeief 

Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  full-length 
figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe  and  blue  mantle  which  is  hooded 
over  her  head,  kneeling,  with  both  hands  brought  together  in 
front  of  her,  in  adoration  of  the  Child  Christ,  who  reclines  on  q 
a  cushion  looking  up  at  His  INIother  and  drawing  aside  a  youth-  ^ 
ful  St.  John  the  Baptist  with  his  cross,  also  adoring  the  Christ, 
while  above  on  both  sides  are  angels  in  the  same  attitude,  with 
hands  brought  together  in  front  of  their  breasts.  Original  col- 
oring.   Enclosed  in  molded  and  carved  frame  of  stucco. 

Height,  281^.  itichcs:  width,   181  o  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


No.  li-ii) — Fifteenth   C'EXTiitv   Feouextixe  Stucco  Bas-rheiee 


SPERANDIO  MAGLIOLI 
1425—1500 

350 — Sixteenth  Century  Mantuan  Terka-cotta  Bas-relief 

Round-arched  niche;  the  arch,  with  shell  haekground  and  span- 
drels occupied  hv  cheruhini.  is  supported  hy  plain  pilasters  with 
molded  capitals.  The  niche  is  occupied  by  a  subject,  modeled 
in  low-relief,  of  "The  Resurrection."  Christ,  partially  robed 
in  a  flowing  garment,  kneels  on  the  tomb,  holding  in  ITis  left 
hand  a  cross  and  holding  up  His  right  in  the  act  of  benediction. 
Below  is  seen  the  figure  of  a  Roman  centurion  asleep  and  lean- 
ing against  the  tomb.  Painted  in  white  to  sinudate  marble.  In 
a  molded,  j^ainted  and  gilded  Tabernacolo  frame  with  molded 
and  dentelled  cornice  and  frieze  painted  with  a  meander  pat- 
terning, supported  by  two  Doric  pilasters,  their  shafts  painted 
with  arabesfiues  proceeding  from  urn-shaped  vases.  JNIolded 
l)ase  ]>ainted  with  rosettes,  and  a])ron  with  voluted  and  scrolled 
acanthus  lea\'es  enclosing  a  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms. 
Painted  white. 

Height,  .'}.'5   'niches;  zciiltli,  Ki'^.  iiichc.i. 

Sperandio  was  one  of  tlio  gi-eatest  iiiedallists  of  liis  time,  as  is 
evidenced  by  the  surprisingly  able  manner  in  which  he  has  handled 
this  composition  within  the  limits  of  so  confined  a  space.  The  same 
treatment  appears  in  the  monument  by  Sperandio  now  in  the  Church 
of  S.  Fi-ancisco  at  Bologna. 

{Ilhisfnifei]) 


0 

4 


No.    350 — Sixteenth    Cextiuv    Maxtiax    Terra-cotta    Bas-rei.ief 


DONATO  DE'  BARDI   (DOXATELLO) 
1388—1-1.66 

351 — Fii-TEENTH  Centuky  Fi.ohextine  Colored  Tekra-cotta  Bas- 
relief 
Three-quarter-length  figure  of  the  \"irgin,  modeled  in  low  relief. 
Seen  in  profile,  with  the  head  turned  to  the  left,  the  Virgin,  who 
is  clothed  in  a  gold  robe  brocaded  with  red,  and  a  blue  mantle 
with  trimmings  of  unusual  richness,  the  most  prominent  of 
which  is  a  broad  band  embroidered  on  a  gold  ground  in  red 
with  conventional  cherubim  at  regidar  intervals,  holds  with  both 
finely  modeled  hands  the  Child  Christ,  dressed  in  a  linen  gar- 
ment dotted  with  gold  and  banded  with  red,  arranged  after  the 
fashion  of  the  swaddling  clothes  then  the  fashion  in  Italy.  He 
presents  His  full  face  to  the  spectator  and  His  childish  features 
are  composed  into  an  expression  of  foreboding  melancholy.  In 
the  background  are  two  cherubim  with  smiling  children's  faces 
and  red-feathered  wings.  In  a  very  richly  decorated,  slightly 
restored  Tabernacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  gilded  and 
painted  wood.  It  has  a  round-arched  opening,  the  molding  en- 
riched with  egg  and  dart  carving  and  the  finial  formed  of  two 
voluted  acanthus  leaves  surmounted  by  a  fan-shaped  ornament. 
At  either  side  are  pilasters  with  molded  console  capitals  and 
shafts  carved  in  low  relief  and  painted  with  clustered  acanthus- 
leaf  pendants.  The  base  is  molded  and  carved  and  the  bracket 
apron  formed  of  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  enclosing  an  oval  panel 
painted  with  a  figiu'e.     Upper  part  restored. 

Mfdsuroiicnt  of  the  Bas-rdicf :  Hciylit,  35  iiic]ifx:  rcidt]!,  28  inclics. 

Few  of  tlie  sculptors  of  tlic  Italian  Renaissance  so  impressed  his 
own  and  succeeding  generations  as  did  Donatello.  His  work,  indeed, 
as  astonisliing  in  the  extent  of  its  output  as  in  its  surpassing  beauty, 
is  typically  rej)resentati''e  of  his  school  and  epoch.  The  Madonna  here 
under  consideration  possesses  supreme  interest,  for  while  tlie  face  of 
the  Madonna  herself  is  strangely  attractive  by  reason  of  its  very  un- 
usuahiess,  tlie  two  cherubim  sum  up  for  us  the  wiiole  sjiirit,  half-Pagan, 
half-Christian  of  the  Italian  Quattrocento,  while  the  face  of  the  Christ 
with  its  weird  foreboding  of  jiain  and  sorrow  iiu\  it.ilily  st.unps  the  woik 
as  being  that  of  the  master  himself. 

{Illiistnital) 


No.   351 — Fifteenth   Century   Flouextine  Colored  Terra-cotta 
Bas-relief 


352 — Fifteenth    Century    Florentine    Colored    Stucco    Bas- 
relief 
Tondo-like  circular  medallion,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a 
three-quarter-length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  a  red  robe  and  blue 
mantle  and  with  bare  head.     She  sits  with  her  hands  in  her  lap, 
her  face  in  profile,  looking  toward  the  left,  gazing  with  ma- 
ternal solicitude  at  the  Child  Christ,  who  lies  undraped  before        q 
her.  His  face  turned  toward  the  spectator  and  His  right  hand       O 
raised  in  the  act  of  benediction.     Colored  naturalistically.     En-     "^ 
closed   in   a   border  modeled   with   cherul)im   witli   outstretched 
wings,  symmetrically  disposed. 

Diameter,  '2ii^'-^  iiiehes. 

(lUiisfrateiJ) 


BENEDETTO  DA  IMAIANO 

14^2—1498 

3.)3 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Colored  Terra-cotta  Ma- 
donna liY  Benedetto  da  Maiano 
Three-quarter-length  standing  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe 
and  blue  mantle,  her  head  hooded  by  a  white  linen  veil.  She 
holds  in  her  arms  the  Child  Christ,  whose  head,  with  a  profusion 
of  curls,  is  thrown  back  as  though  in  contemplation.  His  right 
hand  is  raised  in  the  act  of  benediction.  Both  Mother  and  Child 
are  haloed.  Colored  naturalistically  and  placed  in  a  tondo 
frame  of  glazed  terra-cotta  and  of  the  della  liobbia  school  of 
the  fifteenth  century.  The  glazed  terra-cotta  frame,  of  the 
period  of  Andrea  della  Robbia,  consists  of  a  wreath  of  fruits 
and  leaves,  in  their  natural  colors,  with  an  inner  border,  in  white. 
of  egg  and  dart  ornament  and  an  outside  border  of  imbricated 
patterning. 

He'ujht  of  fujure.  .'57  'niehes;  <]  id  meter  of  frame,  54  iiiehex. 

This  bas-rcliof  is  so  iiiucli  larger  tlian  tliu  marble  it  closely  re- 
sembles, of  the  Tornabuioni  inonuinent  in  Sta.  Maria  Novella,  that 
Signor  Bardini  deeiiis  it  to  be  a  study  by  the  artist  for  the  marble 
wliich  exigencies  of  arrhitictural  space  forced  him  to  make  smaller. 

(lUiistrateil) 


BENEDETTO  DA  MAIAXO 

14.4.2—1498 

3.54 — Fifteenth    CEXTinjv    Florentine    Colored    Stl^cco    Bas- 

KKEIEF 

Kectan<)ular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quarter- 
length  figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  robe,  blue  mantle  and  wearing 
a  white  linen  veil.     She  holds  in  her  arms  the  Child  Christ,  who. 
undraped  save  for  a  fold  of  linen,  lies  upon  a  tasseled  eushion 
and  nurses  at  His  ^[other's  breast.     The  Virgin  gazes  down  at 
her  Child  in  loving  and  maternal  adoration  and  He  looks  up  at 
her  in  childlike  trust  and  confidence.     Colored  naturalistically. 
In  the  original  Tabernacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted 
and  gilded  wood.     ]Molded  triangular  pediment,  with  a  carved,     1^ 
bearded   and   haloed   head   of   (iod   the    Father   occupying   the    Q> 
tympanum;  molded  cornice  and  frieze  painted  with  a  circular    ^■ 
medallion    enclosing    the    sacred    monogram    and    flanked    by 
scrolled  leaves;  su])i)<)rte(l  on  two  fluted  pilasters  with  Koman- 
escjue  capitals.     ^lolded  base;  i)linth  with  an  "avk  maiua"  in 
Roman  characters  and  molded  apron. 

Hi'ighf.  50  inchcx:  width.  28  inches. 

( 111 II strut,  (I ) 


No.  354 — Fifteenth  C'extuky  Florentine  CoLOKEn  Stucco  Bas-uelief 


DONATO  UE'  BARDI (DONATELLO) 
;3.}.5 — FiFTEEXTH    Century    Flouextixi:    C'oloked    Stucco    Bas- 

KELIEF 

Kec'taiigular  tablet,  inodeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  lialf-lenytb. 
figure  of  the  Virgin  in  red  ro])e  Avith  blue  mantle  and  linen  Aeil, 
her  face  in  profile  turned  toward  the  right,  with  hanils  brought 
together  in  front  of  her,  adoring  the  Child  Christ,  who  sits, 
draped  in  swaddling  clothes,  on  a  small  chair  in  front  of  her. 
Coloi'ed  naturalistically.  In  the  original  Tabernacolo  frame  of 
molded,  ear\ed,  ])ainted  and  gilded  wood.  Triangular  pedi- 
ment, the  tympanum  oecu])ied  by  a  Sanctus  Sjiiritus  Dove  in 
high  relief,  with  molded  cornice,  and  frieze  carved  with  two 
cherubim  and  catenaries,  supported  by  two  fluted  jjilasters  with 
pointed-leaf  capitals.  On  molded  base,  the  plinth  painted  in  t) 
Lombardic  characters  with  an  "Ave  ^laria"  flanked  by  es- 
cutcheons  charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  jNIedici  family. 
Molded  apron. 

Ht'Kjht.  T)!    'inches:  iciilth.  •_'!);'•!   iiithr.i. 

A  careful  study  of  this  stucco  will  suggest,  according  to  Signor 
Hiirdini,  tluit  it  Tiiust  have  been  the  model  on  which  was  based  the 
famous  bronzed  terra-cotta  no«  in  the  \'icti)ria  and  Albert  Museum 
at  South  Kensington. 

(llliislraUd) 


No.  355 — Fifteenth  C'?:xtuuy  Flouentine  Coloued  Stucco  Bas-relief 


ANTONIO  IIOSSEI.LINO 
1427— l-t'JO 

356 — Fifteenth  CEXTCitv  Fi.okextine  JMadoxna  and  Child  in 
Coi>oKED  Stucco  Bas-relief 
Rectangular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quarter- 
len<>th  fii^ure  of  the  "N^iri^in  in  a  red  robe  and  blue  mantle,  her 
head  covered  by  a  thin  veil.  Seated  and  regarding  with  face 
turned  to  the  right  and  with  a  dignified  calm  the  Child  Christ, 
who,  in  a  white  tunic  with  red  girdle,  is  seated  on  her  knee 
clasping  in  both  hands  a  bird,  at  which  He  looks  with  childish 
glee.  On  either  .side,  in  the  background,  is  modeled  a  "candeli- 
eri"  decoration  of  vases  festooned  with  ribbons  and  supporting 
a  floral  festoon.  Original  coloring.  In  original  Tabernacolo 
frame  of  molded,  carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood.  Pointed 
pediment,  with  molded  and  dentelled  cornice  and  plain  frieze 
supported  on  two  Hutcd  pilasters  with  acanthus-leaf  and  shell- 
carved  capitals.  JNJolded  base,  the  plinth  ))ainted  with  an  "ave 
makia"  inscription  in  Roman  lettering,  and  molded  apron. 

Height.  55  inches;  ic'ulth,  .'50  inehex. 
{Illustrated) 


No.     356 l''lKTEKXTH      C'KXTrliV      FlOH  KNTIX  E      ^I.MIOXXA      AXl)     ClULD     IX 

Colored   Sntto   I?as-kelief 


ANTONIO  ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

3.37 FlFTEKXTH     CkXTUKY     Fl.ORKXTlNE     CoLOKKD      StUCCO     BaS- 

REIJEF 

Rectaii<;ular  tablet,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  three-quarter- 
length  life-size  figure  of  the  ^''irgin  in  red  robe,  blue  mantle  and 
linen  veil,  seated,  looking  to  the  left  and  regarding,  with  down- 
cast eyes  and  an  expression  of  maternal  solicitude,  the  Child 
Christ,  who,  clad  in  a  purple  tunic,  sits  on  her  lap,  supported 
by  His  ^Mother's  hand,  which  clasps  His  shoulder.  On  either 
side,  in  the  uj^per  backgroimd,  is  an  Angel  in  green  robe  with 
red  wings  adoring,  with  folded  hands.  Traces  of  original  col- 
oring. In  original  Tabernacolo  frame  of  molded,  carved, 
painted  and  gilded  wood.  Pointed  pediment,  with  molded 
cornice  and  frieze  decorated  with  three  cherubim,  modeled  in 
papier-mache  and  separated  ])y  catenaries  tied  with  scrolled 
ribbons,  supported  on  two  fluted  pilasters  with  Corinthian 
capitals.  INIolded  base,  the  plinth  flanked  by  modeled  escutch- 
eons, with  molded  apron. 

Ilchjlit.  .').')  iiulirx;  icidth,  '.W  inclifx. 

Si^nor   Bardini   coiisidt  is   tliis    tlio   most   beautiful   of   all   the   Ma- 
donnas modeled  by  Antonio  Hossellino. 

(lllu.itrntfd) 


No.  357 — 1<'ifii-;eniii   Ckxi-i  k\    I'lou  k.\  rixi-:  t'uLouKU  Sm  i  o  Uas-kklikk 


GIOVANNI  PISANO 
1250— 1829 

358 — Thiktekxtii  Cexti^hy  PiSxVx  Coeoueu  Wood  Figure 

Full-lengtli  .standiii<^'  figure  of  the  Virgin,  wearing  a  trefoiled 
crown  over  a  linen  \eil,  a  red  robe  and  blue  mantle.  She  .sup- 
ports, on  her  left  arm,  the  partially  draped  figure  of  the  Child 
Christ,  while  raising  her  right  hand  and  bending  lier  liead  as 
though  to  listen  to  His  ehildish  prattle.  He,  on  His  part,  looks 
into  her  gentle,  calm  face  with  a  delightfid  air  of  confidence. 
His  right  hand  is  raised  as  though  to  attract  His  INIother's  at- 
tention, while  He  rests  tlie  left  on  His  knee.  His  little  bare 
right  foot  is  bent  downward  in  a  surprisingly  natural  attitude. 
Colored  naturalistically  and  gilded.  On  circular  wooden  base 
and  an  octagonal  molded  stand. 

Hfu/ht.  .').'5  inches. 

The  son  of  Nicola  Pisano,  tliat  greatest  of  Italian  mediaeval  sculp- 
tors, Giovanni,  as  well  as  Arnolfo  di  Canibio  and  others,  pupils  -with 
him  of  hi.s  father,  carried  from  Pisa  into  otlur  ])arts  of  Italy  that 
revival  of  the  art  of  sculpture  for  which  Nicola  was  chiefly  resj)onsible. 
Siena,  Padua  and  Pistoja  are  enriched  by  examples  of  his  skill.  This 
statue  betrays  the  .strong  influence  of  the  anticjue  works  of  art  the 
Pisani  studied  to  such  advantage. 

(Illustrated) 


No.   ;}58 — TmitTEEXTH   Centuuv   Pisax   Colored   Wood   Fu;rnE 


GLAZED  TERRA-GOTTAS  BY  THE  DELLA 
ROBBIA  FAMILY 


PETM  ■ 


(ilOVANNI  DELLA  ROBBIA 

SiXTEKXTII     C'EXTfliY 

3j9 — Sixteenth  Century  Floukxtink  Glazed  TEHUA-t'OTTA 
Tablet 
Shaj)e{l  tahk't,  glazed  white  with  painted  iiiseription  paneled  in 
Roman  eharaeters.  "D.  PET.  ]NL."  snrniounted  hy  a  triple  loop 
of  i-ihhons,  hranehes  of  aeanthns  and  a  shell  and  with  an  apron 
of  a  chei-nh  with  outstretched  wini^s  within  a  festoon  of  fruits 
and  leaves.  Tablet  and  cherub  <^laze(l  in  white,  the  rest  in  nat- 
ural colors. 

Hiiqlit.  'i.'J  hicliiw:  ic'idtli.   IS  iiiclu's. 


BELLA  ROBBIA  FAMILY 

Sixteenth   Centikv 


3(50 SiXTEEXTH    CeXTUKY    (il.AZEl)    TeUKA-C'OTTA    Fl(iUl{E 

Half-length  figure  of  an  angel,  shown  as  a  woman  with  long 
eurling  hair  and  pointed  diadem,  with  wings,  clothed  in  a  sleeve- 
less tunic  girdled  with  knotted  rihhon  and  holding  on  the  right 
arm  a  stem  of  lilies.  On  a  hase  formed  of  clouds.  I^eft  arm 
missing.     Glazed  in  natural  colors  with  jjortions  left  unglazed. 

Htic/ht,  21    inchfs. 

Tlic  admirable  fi^-uro,  according  to  Signor  Bardini,  was  modeled  bv 
tlio  mombLi-  of  tbc  dclla  Robbia  family  wlio  madf  tlu'  famous  frieze 
on  tbe  front  of  the  Hospital  of  Pistoja. 


•V 


LUC  A  di>:lla  robbia 

14.00—1482 

3()1 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Cii-AZEi)  TERKA-toTTA 
Medaij.ion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  in  low  relief  with  a  shaped  shield 
charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  on  a  hlue  ground  consisting  of  a 
field  argent  with  a  hend  or,  mantled  with  a  scrolled  yellow  rih- 
bon.  Enclosed  within  a  frame  of  wreath  of  fruits  and  leaves 
glazed  in  their  natural  colors. 

Diamettr,   ^9\j  inches. 
(lUiist  rated) 

LUCA  DKLLA  U()BI$IA 

1400— 1-1.8-2 

3(52 — Fifteenth     Centuuv     Florentine     Glazed     Terra-coi-ta 

Medallion 

Circular  medallion,  modeled  on  a  blue  ground  with  the  emblem 

of  St.  Lawrence,  a  purple  gridiron  surmounted  by  two  yellow 

^       ears  of  wheat  and  a  white  floriated  cross.     Enclosed  within  a 

>^         frame  having  an  inner  border  of  egg  and  dart  patterning  glazed 

white,  sin-rounded  by  a  wreath  of  fruits  and  leaves  l)anded  with 

ribbons.    Glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Dianuicr,   'l'\   inches. 
(lUnstniied) 

LUCA  DELL A  ROBBLV 

1 400—1 482 

363 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Glazi:d  TEKRA-toTTA 
jNIedallion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled,  in  low  relief,  with  a  shaped  shield 
charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  della  Kobbia  family,  party 
per  fesse  argent,  a  cross  crosslet,  three  daggers  displayed, 
surrounded  by  a  wreath  of  acorns  and  leaves.  Enclosed  within 
a  frame  of  a  wreath  formed  of  alternate  sections  of  fruits  and 
leaves  and  pine  cones  and  needles  glazed  in  their  natural  colors. 

Diameter,   2.5 '^   inches. 
(Illiislnitcil) 


'"■*^'-^^J^J 


LUC  A  BELLA  ROBBIA 

14.00—1482 

3()4. — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Gi>azei)  Terka-cotta 
JNIedali.ion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  in  very  low  relief,  with  a  circle 
containinfi^  the  Sacred  JNIonogram  (I.H.S.)  combined  with  a 
cross,  and  surrounded  by  pointed  alternate  straight  and  spiral 
rays  in  yellow  on  a  blue  ground.  Enclosed  within  a  frame  of 
a  wreath  of  fruits  and  leaves  banded  with  ribbons  on  a  white 
ground,     (ila/ed  in  natural  colors. 

Did  meter,  25  inches, 
{niii.strateil) 

BELLA  ROBBL\  FAMILY 

SiXTEEXTH     CkXITRY 

365 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Glazed  Terra-cotta 
Medallion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  with  a  shaped  shield,  glazed  blue 
on  a  green  ground  and  charged  with  the  emblem  of  St.  Anthony, 
a  hand  resting  on  a  crutch,  and  mantled  with  a  scrolled  and 
tasseled  ribbon.  Enclosed  in  a  frame  having,  on  a  white  ground, 
a  wreath  of  bimehes  of  fruits  and  fir-cones  tied  with  scrolled 
ribbons.     Glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Diameter,   29   inches. 

Tills    and    tliu    followiiifr   nudallion    camu    from    a    nionastury    near 
Florence. 

(Illustrated) 

BELLA  ROBBL\  FAMILY 

SiXTEEXTH    CeXTI'RV 

3GC> — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Glazed  Terra-cotta 
Medallion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  with  a  shaped  shield  glazed  in  blue 
and  charged  with  the  emblem  of  St.  Francis,  two  crossed  hands 
showing  the  stigmata  below  a  Horiated  cross  in  white,  j)urple 
and  j'ellow.  Enclosed  within  a  frame  formed  of  a  wreath  of 
fruits  and  leaves  on  a  white  ground  naturalistically  colored. 

Diameter,   IJO  '  j   inches. 

(Ilhistratnl) 


M  ' 


LUCA  DELLA  ROBBIA 

1400—1482 

367 — Fifteenth  Century  Glazed  Tekra-cotta  Portrait 
]Mei)aij.ion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  with  the  hiist  portrait  of  a  Roman 
Kmperor  shown  as  a  young  man  with  a  wreath  of  laurel  tied 
with  scrolled  rihhons.  Glazed  in  white,  with  a  hlue  hackground 
and  enclosed  in  a  frame  of  glazed  tcrra-eotta  modeled  with  a 
wreath  of  fruits  and  leaves  glazed  in  their  natural  colors. 

Dunneter,  28  inches. 

Tlio   iidiiiirabk'   iiiodfliiifr  of    tliis   hiist,    so    Siirnor    Bardini    asserts, 
cannot  fall  to  yivc  assurance  that  it  is  tlic  work  of  l.uca  liiinsilf. 

{Ilhistrtit,;!} 

ANDREA  DELLA  ROISBLV 

1 4:57—1 528 

368 — Fifteenth  Century  Glazed  Terra-cotta  Portrait 
Medallion 
Circular  medallion,  modeled  with  a  hust  portrait,  in  the  antique 
style  and  glazed  in  white,  of  a  hearded  man  of  middle  age  look- 
ing downwards  and  wearing  a  toga  with  an  under  tunic.  En- 
closed in  a  frame  of  glazed  teri'a-cotta  modeled  as  a  wreath 
of  fruits,  flowers  and  leaves  glazed  in  their  natural  colors.  The 
hackground  to  the  hust  is  of  wood. 

Diiiiiuttr,   'SI    uiclua. 
(Ilhist  ratal) 

ANDREA  DELLA  ROBBLV 

1437—1528 

369 — Fifteenth  Century  CtLazed  Terra-cotta  Portrait 
Medallion 
Circular  medallion  modeled  with  a  portrait  hust,  in  the  antique 
style,  of  a  man  shown  in  full  face  wearing  an  inider  tunic  and 
with  a  toga  dra^ied  around  his  shoulders.  Glazed  in  white 
with  a  hlue  hackground.  Surrounded  hy  a  glazed  terra-cotta 
frame  of  a  wreath  of  fruits,  flowers  and  leaves  glazed  in  their 
natural  coloi's. 

Diumctir,  34  inches. 
{Uhi  strafed) 


GIOVANNI  DKLLA  ROBBIA 
14.69—1529 

370 — FouKTEKXTii  Century  Glazed  Tekra-cotta  Bas-relief 

]iectaii<;'ular  tablet  of  terra-ccitta.  ,ylazed  in  natural  colors.  A 
copy  of  Hossellino's  luarhk'  has-rclief  of  "St.  Jerome  in  tlie 
Desert."  There  are  a  few  minor  differences,  the  saint,  for 
instance,  heinf^-  shown  as  an  old  man  with  a  heai-d,  but  otherwise 
the  compositions  are  alike.  In  terra-cotta  frame  glazed  in 
wliite. 

Iliiqht,   AH  inches:  width.   12'..  inches.  '- 

-  .g 

It  is  an  undoubtL'tl  fact  that  the  Delia  Kobliias,  witli  tbc  j)ossiblc  ^>^ 
exception  of  Luca,  availed  tbcni.selves  of  the  creative  abilities  of  other 
sculptors  whose  orif^iiials  they  reproduced  in  glazed  terra-cotta.  An 
instance  of  this  is  a  tiella  Hobbia  referred  to  by  Sir  J.  (".  Robinson, 
wiiich  is  a  partial  reproduction  of  Antonio  Rossellino's  celebrated  marble 
altarpiece  in  the  Church  of  Monte  Oliveto  at  Naples. 

{Illustrated) 


No.    ;37()— FoiKTEEXTH    CeXTIKV    (iLAZKl)    TkKUA-COTTA    Ba.S-1(EL1EF 


GIU\  A.\M  DKLLA  KOBBIA 
14.(59— 15-29 

371 — Fij-TEENTH  Cexti'hy  1''l()kkntixe  Glazed  Tekua-cotta 
Statue 
Standing  figure  of  Judith,  with  long  curhng  liair  falling  over 
her  shoulders  and  dressed  in  a  loose  rohe  gathered  over  the  hips 
and  with  the  sleeves  rolled  u]).  In  the  left  hand  she  holds  by 
the  hair  the  deeajjitated  head  of  Ilolofernes.  Her  right  arm 
is  uplifted.  On  eii-cular  base,  lettered  "judit,"  and  square 
molded  i)edestal,  tiie  sides  enriched  with  festoons  of  flowers  and 
fruits  and  with  eheruhim.  The  figure  glazed  in  white,  the 
])edestal  in  wliite  and  eoloi's.     l^ight  arm  missing. 

Height,  -12   inches. 

Sigiior  Biinliiii  ilirocts  attrntioii  to  tliis  statue  as  being  of  excep- 
tional artistic  value.  Durinir  the  Decadence,  the  followers  of  the  Delia 
Robbias  frequently  co])ie(l  this  subject,  hut  their  co])ies  entirely  lack 
the  brilliancy  of  the  irla/e  and  Die  admirabh'  niodelini;-  sliow  n  in  this 
example. 


4 


ANDRKA  DELLA  KOHUIA 
U;i7— 1528 

'i7'2 — Fifteenth  Cextuuy  (ii.AZi.i)  'rKKKA-coTTA  Eas-uei.ief  ix  its 
Original  Tabehxaiolo  Fkame 
Kound-arclicd  tahk't,  inodflcd  with  tlirec-ciuarter-k'H^tli  figure 
of  the  A^ir^in  in  rohe  c-ontined  at  the  waist  with  a  knotted  ,<>'irdk' 
and  hooded  mantle  fastened  at  the  neek  with  a  cord  and  huttons. 
She  is  standin<4'  with  her  hea(k  seen  in  three-cinarter  view,  in- 
clined to  the  left,  the  featnres  sureluirged  with  an  expression 
of  pensive  melancholy.  Her  left  hand  holding  His  left  ankle 
and  her  right  hand  clasping  His  hody,  she  supports  the  un- 
draped  standing  Child  Christ,  who  has  His  left  arm  thrown 
around  His  ]Motiier's  neck  and  holds  in  His  right  hand  a  hird. 
His  full  face  is  turned  to  the  spectator,  at  whom  he  gazes  with 
an  air  of  Divine  dignity.  The  haekground  is  diversified  with 
horizontal  hands  of  clouds,  while  ahove  are  three  cherubim,  one 
with  outstretched  and  two  with  folded  wings  shown  with  the 
faces  of  smiling  care-free  children.  JNIother  and  Child,  as  well 
as  the  three  cherubim,  have  haloes.  This  excjuisite  tablet  is 
l>laced  within  a  Tabernacolo  frame  having  an  inner  broad  ])or- 
der  of  seven  cherubim  with  outstretched  wings,  some  with  smil- 
iijg  faces,  some  looking  downwards  with  a  pitying  expression; 
the  outer  border  is  a  molding  of  eiy<r  and  dart  patterning.  On  a 
base  of  a  double  ogee  molding,  the  upper  member  enriched  with 
an  acanthus  leaf,  the  Unver  with  an  egg  and  dart  patterning. 
The  shaped  apron  is  outlined  by  two  curving  fluted  cornucopia? 
with  voluted  terminations  filled  with  fruits,  and  in  the  center 
is  a  cherub  with  halo  and  outstretched  wings.  Glazed  in  white 
with  a  blue  background.     Slightly  restored. 

Height.  .'J9  inches:  rciil/li,  "JO  iiirlie.i. 

Professor  Allan  ManjuaiKl  of  Princeton,  acknowledged  as  a  k-ading 
authorit}'  on  the  works  of  tlie  Delia  Robbias,  in  his  forthcoming  volume 


[No.   .372 — Continued] 

on  Andrea  dolhi  Robbia  provisionally  puts  this  Bardini  jVIadonna  in  the 
decade  1490-1500.  He  also  writes:  "You  make  no  mistake  in  at- 
tributing this  Madonna  to  Andrea  della  Robbia."  In  his  "Delia  Robbias 
in  America"  (Princeton,  1912),  Professor  Marquand  points  out  (pp. 
85-36)  that  the  similar  ^Madonna  in  the  Quincy  A.  Shaw  Collection 
(recently  presented  to  the  Boston  ^Museum  of  Fine  Arts)  is  evidently 
based  on  the  "fine  relief"  by  Andrea  in  the  Church  of  St.  Egidio,  con- 
nected with  the  Hospital  of  Santa  Maria  Nuova,  Florence,  and  that 
both,  though  later,  are  not  far  removed  from  Andrea's  relief  in  the 
Church  of  St.  Gaetano.  It  may  be  mentioned  that  another  similar 
relief,  illustrated  on  page  103  of  Cavallucci  and  Molinier's  "Les  Delia 
Robbia,"  Paris,  188-i,  is  No.  75-i7  in  the  Victoria  and  Albert  ^luseum. 
South  Kensington.  It  is  there  assigned  to  Andrea  della  Robbia,  but 
has  an  entirely  different,  and  much  more  commonplace,  frame. 

(Sec  Frontispiece) 


ANDREA  DELLA  ROBBIA 

1437—1528 

373 — Sixteenth  Century  Fi.okentine  Glazed  Terra-cotTx\  Tab- 
ERNACOLO  Frame 
Shaped  arcliitectural  frame,  with  semicircular  pediment 
flanked  and  siu'mounted  by  rosettes  and  lioneysuckle  ornaments. 
The  molding  is  enriched  by  an  acanthus-leaf  border  and  ro- 
setted  fascia  and  encloses  a  fluted  shell-shaped  ornament  super- 
imposed on  which  is  a  monstrance,  while  at  the  righ.t  stands  an 
undraped  puffo,  with  hands  clasped  in  adoration.  The  molded 
cornice,  with  enriclied  members  and  Huted  frieze,  is  supported 
by  two  pilasters  with  voluted  capitals  of  differing  designs  and 
shafts  with  jjlain  panels  enclosing  pendants  of  fruits  and  leaves 
supported  by  knotted  ribbons.  INIolded  base  and  j^ear-shaped 
apron,  enriched  with  acanthus-leaf  scrollings,  large  l)lossoms 
and  a  shaped  shield  charged  with  the  arms  of  the  Borgia  family, 
and  surmounted  by  a  Bishojj's  mitre.    Glazed  in  natural  colors. 

Height,  58  inches;  jciilfh.  19  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


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No.  373 — Sixteenth   C'extuky   Fi.orextixe  Glazed 
Terka-cotta  Taberxai  olo  Frame 


(ilOVANNI  DELLA  ROBBIA 

1469—1529 

374 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Glazed  Tekra-cotta  AmioRiAi. 
jMedaij.iox 
Circular  medallion,  niodeled  witli  radiatiii,i>-  shell-like  flutings, 
having-  in  the  center  a  shaped  escutocheon  charged  with  the 
arms  of  a  Florentine  family  (a  rampant  lion),  surrounded  by 
a  scrolled  ribbon  with  tasseled  ends.  Enclosed  in  a  frame  with 
inner  border  of  egg  and  dart  patternino-  olazed  white  and  sur- 
rounded by  a  wreath  of  fruits.  Howei's  and  leaves.  All  glazed  in 
their  natural  colors. 

Diamcler,  TG  inches. 


STONE  AND  MARBLES 

Of  the  Thirteenth,  Fourteenth,  Fifteenth,  Sixteenth  and 
Seventeenth  Centuries 

375 — Fifteenth  Ckxtuky  Isthiax   Stone  Liox 

JMarzocco.    Formed  as  a  lieraldic  sejant  lion  witli  conventional- 
ized mane  massively  curled. 

Height,   1   foot   8  iiiclirs. 

Tliis  lion  i-('])ri\srnts  a  Marzocco,  tlie  cmbli'in  of  the  City  of 
Floroiu'u,  as  tliu  Lily  was  its  C'oat-of'-arnis.  It  was  foniicrly  a  <k'cora- 
tion  of  tlie  famous  Loggia  dell'  Orcagiia  in  the  Stjuare  of  tlie  Signoria, 
Florence,  as  the  illustration,  taken   from  a  photograph,  shows. 

(Illustrated) 


370 — Fourteenth  Centthy  Fisan  Cakved  jNLvkhi.k  Eagee 

Fortion  of  a  lectern  or  pulpit,  formed  as  a  standin<^'  ea<4le  with 
head  thrown  back  in  a  defiant  attitude  and  outspread  wings  suji- 
porting  on  its  back  an  octagonal  slab  of  marble  to  serve  as  a 
book  support.    On  flat  sloping  marble  base. 

Height.  2  feet  -t  iiiehex. 

This  uagle   formerly   served  as   tlie  desk  of   a   leetern   in   (jne   of   the 
churches  of  Pisa. 

(lllnstnifeil) 


377 — Thirteenth  Century  Byzantine  JNIarble  Statue 

Figure  of  St.  Augustine,  in  Bishop's  vestments  with  embroid- 
ered orphrey,  wearing  a  mitre  and  seated  on  an  ecclesiastical 
throne  having  spirally  fluted  columns  as  side  supports.  On  his 
lap  is  an  open  book  lield  with  bis  left  hand.  The  right  arm  is 
msising.    A  Fatin  inscription  is  incised  on  the  right  side. 

Height.   2(5   litehes. 
This  statue  was  found  in  the  Altruzzi  town  of  Aquila. 
{Illustrated) 


378 — Fifteenth  Cextury  Italian  Marble  Pedestal 

Square  shaft,  flanked  by  octagonal  columns  with  voliited  capi- 
tals supporting  paneled  pilasters,  with  insets  of  niarhk-  inlay, 
above  which  is  a  l)roken  molded  cornice.  Between  the  pilasters 
are  molded  Gothic  trefoil  arches  and  l)etween  the  columns  panels 
of  gilded  and  colored  glass  mosaic  inlay  in  a  diapered  pattern 
of  six-pointed  stars.    Broken  molded  base  and  square  pedestal. 

Height,  30  inches;  ic'idfh,  12  inches. 

(Illustrated) 

379 — Fourteenth  Century  Itaijan  Carveu  Stone  Pedestal 

Cylindrical  shaft,  carved  with  the  full-length  figure  of  a  bearded 
apostle  in  classic  rol)es  with  bare  feet  and  the  right  hand  raised 
breast  liigh  in  tlie  act  of  benediction.  The  capital  is  carved  with 
volutes  and  a  shield-shaj^ed  stemma  or  coat-of-arms  of  the 
Rovere  family  supported  by  a  winged  cherub,  below  a  molded 
abacus.  JNIolded  base  on  square  pedestal,  with  tongue-shaped 
leaves  occupying  the  angles.     Of  Istrian  stone. 

(lUustiiite,])  Height,  ti  feet  -i  inches. 

380 — Fourteenth  Century  Istkian  Stone  Column 

Shaft  formed  of  three  clustered  spirally  fluted  cylindrical  col- 
umns car^'ed  at  the  top  with  scrolled  acanthus  lea\-es.  Capital 
missing.  ^Molded  l)ase  and  square  pedestal,  with  tongue-shaped 
leaves  occu])ying  tlie  angles. 

Heic/ht,  3(5'..   inches. 
(Illustrate,]) 

381 — Roman  Parian  Marble  Head     (Second  rcniiiri/  B.C.) 

Head  of  a  man  with  curling  hair  and  beard,  close-fltting  cap  and  ,^ 
flllet  with  laurel-leaf  pendants.  On  molded  cylindrical  pedestal,  i^" 
(Fractured.) 

(Illustrated)  Height   of  head,   'I'l   inches. 

382 — First  Century  Roman  Penielk'  IMardle  Pedestal 

Square  tapering  shaft  carved  in  front  in  high  relief  with  bust 
of  a  smiling  youthi'ul  Hercules  crowned  with  fruit  and  leaves 
and  carrying  over  his  right  shoiflder  a  knotted  club,  and  at  the 
side  with  voluted  and  square  projecting  l)rackcts.  Molded 
abacus,  molded  base  ajid  s(juarc  pedestal. 

(Illustrated)  Height,   '2  feet   H  inches. 


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.,^1 


VTl 


378 


■  •ini       imi  -^       if 


383 — Thirteenth  Centuhy  Italian  Makble  Figure 

Figure  of  a  bearded  saint  dressed  in  on  ecclesiastieal  vestment 
with  many  conventional  folds.  The  right  hand  is  raised  uj)- 
wards  and  rests  on  his  breasts,  while  the  left  supjjorts  a  square 
book  or  chalice  eo\ei'. 

Hchjht,  2  fn-t. 
(in  list  rated) 

384 — Fourteenth  Century  IsrRiAN   Stone  Column 

Shaft  formed  of  fom-  clustered  and  spirally  fluted  columns  hav- 
ing carved  human  masks  at  their  upper  intersections  l)elow  a 
molded  abacus.    jNIolded  base  and  square  pedestal. 

Hii(/ht,    -i   ffft. 
[Uhislratcd) 

385 — Thirteenth  Century  Italian  Marble  Column 

Spirally  twisted  shaft,  the  twists  turned  vertically  in  the  center. 
The  capital,  of  earlier  date,  is  carved,  in  high  relief,  with  a 
grotesquerie  of  a  dragon  devouring  another  mythical  animal 
below  a  molded  abacus.  High  base,  also  of  earlier  date,  carved 
with  a  winged  gryphon,  holding  in  its  claws  a  grotesque  fem- 
inine bust.  The  molded  base  is  enriched  with  acanthus-leaf 
carving. 

Hch/ht,   (58   inches. 
{ in  list  ni  fed) 

386 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian   Stone  Coli^mn 

Shaft  s])irally  twisted,  boldly  molded  and  fluted  with  circular 
molded  abacus-like  capital,  molded  base  and  cylindrical  pedes- 
tal.    Of  sandstone. 

Height.   48   inches. 

Tliis    column    came    from    a    Confraternity    C'hurcli    of    Are/zo    in 
Tuscany. 

(Illiisfnitcd) 

387 — Thirteenth  Cextlry  Uo:\ianesque  ^Marble  Column 

Square  shaft,  decorated  on  all  four  sides  with  panels  of  meander 
patterning  and  \-oluted  leaves  of  Romanesque  character. 
Square  capital,  cai'ved  with  pointed  leaves,  volutes  and  spirals. 
Square  molded  base. 

Ileii/ht,   47   inches. 
(Ilhistnited) 


388 — Fifteenth  Century  jMarbee  Pedestae 

Plain  shaft  of  Cipollino  marble,  molded  capital  and  l)ase,  and 
square  pedestal. 

Height,  62   inches. 


389 — Roman  Oriental  JNIarble  Pedestal  {First  Centunj  A.D.) 
Plain  shaft  of  variegated  Persian  marble,  molded  base  and 
s<iuare  pedestal. 

Height,  (32  inches. 

This  intcrestiiifj  example  of  "Fior  d'\   Persico"  iiiarhle   was   found 
near  Rome  in  the  river  Tiber. 


390 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Marble  Letter  Box  Front 
Rectangular  tablet  witli  rounded  corners,  pierced  in  the  center 
with  apertiu'e  for  letters  flanked  by  crescented  grotesques, 
masks  or  "mascheroni."  Below  are  the  three  bends  of  the  coat- 
of-arms  of  a  2)atrician  family,  while  above  is  incised,  in  Roman 
letters,  the  inscription  "qui  si  pongono  i-e  lettere." 

Height.  22  ini'Jies;  'icidtlt,  14  inches. 
From  a  palace  in  the  toicn  of  I'esaro. 
{Illustrated) 

BENEDETTO  DA  ROVEZZANO 

1 477— 1552 

391 — Sixteenth  Century  Fi.orextixe  Marble  Tablet 

Rectangular-shaped  panel,  originally  forming  a  portion  of  a 
frieze.  Carved  in  high  relief  with  a  Renaissance  patterning 
of  three  masks  surmounted  by  baskets  of  fruits  and  separated 
by  rinceaux  of  acanthus  leaves  and  flowers. 

Height,  9'^  inches;  length.  7  feet  2  inches. 

This  panel  by  Benedetto  di  Grazino,  known  as  da  Rovczzano,  one 
of  tlie  most  noteworthy  ornamentists  of  the  Renaissance,  who  spent 
some  years  in  Eng-land,  formed  jmrt  of  a  iiioiumitiit  tlir  niches  of  wliidi 
are  now  in  the  Bar^ello  Musouin. 

{Illnst  rated) 


392 — Six'oxi)  Century  R():max  ^Iarbi.e  Bas-rei,ief 

Rectaiif^ular-shaper  panel,  enclosed  by  a  molded  border  and 
carved  in  low  relief  witb  a  band  of  conventional  waves  and  two 
niytbieal  sea-monsters,  one  with  a  ram's  head  and  body  and  a 
dragon's  tail,  and  one  with  two  winged  snakes'  heads.  The  lat- 
ter draws  by  a  cord  a  bowl  in  which  stands  a  vase-shaped  ewer. 
(Slightly  rejiaired.) 

Hi'tyht.  (iO'i;  inches;  xi'idth.  'JO  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

393 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Marble  Coat-of-arms 

Rectangular  tal)let.  carved  in  low  relief  with  a  shaj^ed  escut- 
cheon charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  (quartered  with  a  two-headed 
eagle)  surmounted  by  a  helmet  and  the  couped  head  of  a 
soldier,  with  steel  morion,  holding  a  bodkin.  The  helmet  is 
mantled  with  drapery  and  tasseled  acanthus  leaves  and  sur- 
roimded  by  a  label  inscribed  in  Roman  characters  with  a  Latin 
inscription. 

Hei(/ht,  '25  inches;  rcidth,  22 'o  inches. 
(lUiistriited) 

394 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  ]Marble  Papal  Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular  tablet,  carved  with  a  wreath  of  oak  leaves  flanked 
by  scrolled  ribbons  and  enclosing  a  shaped  escutcheon  charged 
with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Piccolomini  family  (a  cross  with 
five  crescents)  surmounted  by  the  crossed  Keys  and  Papal  Tiara 
tied  by  an  embroidered  stole.  This  coat-of-arms  is  that  of  Enea 
Pio  Piccolomini  (I'ius  II),  better  known  as  Aeneas  Sylvius, 
who  was  Pope  from  1  t.JS  to  14(>-1<.     (Slightly  repaired.) 

Hei(/ht.  2.")  inclies;   u-idth,  -K)l^   incites. 
{lUust rated) 

39.5 — Fifteenth  Centl'ry  Italian  jMarble  Papal  Coat-of-akms 
Rectangular  tablet,  carved  with  a  catenary  of  festoons  of  fruits 
tied  with  scrolled  ribbons  and  with  fi'uit  pendants  and  witli  a 
shield  charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Piccolomini  family 
(a  cross  and  five  crescents)  surmounted  by  the  Crossed  Keys 
and  Papal  Tiara  tied  with  an  embroidered  stole.  This  coat- 
of-arms  is  that  of  Knea  Pio  Piccolomini  (Pius  II),  Pope  from 
U.")8  to  14G4. 

Ueiiiht,    n    incites;   :cidth.  2")   inches. 

(Illnstriifetl) 


?S>1; 


396 — Roman  JNIarrle  Bas-rei,ief     (Second  ccntiiri/  A.D.) 

Rectangular  tablet,  jji-obaljly  a  jjortion  of  a  sepuchral  iikhiu- 
nient.  Chamfered  upper  corners,  carved  in  low  relief  with  en- 
twined rinceaux  of  acanthus  leaves  and  flowers,  which  sujjport, 
at  either  side,  seated  piitti  holding  flaming  cornucopia;.  In  the 
center  is  a  square  pedestal,  surmounted  by  a  fluted  urn-shaped 
vase  from  which  issue  conventional  flames. 

Height,  2(5  iiichcn;   wiiltli,  "JO  iiichrs. 
{lUustrated) 


397 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  INIakble  Papal  Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular  tablet,  carved  in  low  relief  with  a  shaped  escut- 
cheon charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  ^Medici  family  ( five 
pellets  and  three  fleurs-de-lis) ,  surmounted  by  the  Crossed  Keys 
and  Papal  Tiara  tied  with  an  embroidered  stole,  flanked  by  cir- 
cular rosettes,  cords  and  pendent  tassels.  Below  is  carved 
"Firma  Fides"  (Constant  Faith).  This  is  the  coat-of-arms  of 
Giovanni  de'  Medici  (Leo  X),  Pope  from  l.)13  to  1523. 

Height,  32  inchex;  xcidth,  23  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


398 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  jNIarble  Papal  Coat-of-arms 
Rectangular  panel,  with  molded  border.  Carved  in  low  re- 
lief with  a  shaped  escutcheon  charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of 
the  della  Rovere  family  (an  oak  tree),  surmounted  by  the 
Crossed  Keys  and  Papal  Tiara,  tied  with  an  embroidered  stole, 
and  flanked  by  a  scrolled  ribbt)n.  This  coal-of-arms  is  that  of 
(xiuliano  della  Rovere  (Julius  II),  who  was  Pope  from  l.)03 
to  1513. 

Height,  44Vo  inches;  width,  2T(j   inches. 

(llliistnited) 


>>. 


JlLii  .-■"■-'^ 


'^jL^^ 


399 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  Flokextixe  Liox" 

JNIavzofco.     Formed  as  a  heraldic  sejant  lion  with  open  mouth 
and  conventionalized  curled  mane.     On  I'ocky  hase. 

Hfifjilt,   1    foot    10  inches. 
P'ornierly  a  decoiiitioii  of  the  l-,uygi;i  iltir  Orcagiia,  Florence. 

JACOPO  TATTI   (IL  SANSOVIXO) 
U7T— 1569 

400 — Sixteenth  Cextiky  Fi.okentine  Makble  FuiUKE 

Nude  figure  of  St.  John  the  Baptist,  with  curling  hair  and 
heard,  seated,  with  crossed  legs,  in  the  cleft  of  a  tree  trunk,        ,'3 
around  which  and  across  his  lap  are  thrown  the  folds  of  a  skin    "^ 
garment.     At  his  side  stands  a  lamh.     On  irregular  rock  hase. 
Portions  of  figure  missing. 

Hciijlit,  19  iiiclicf:. 

UOxNATO  UE'  BARDI   (DONATELLO) 
1. -383— 146(5 

401 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  INIarhle  Tabernacolo 
Apron 
Triangidar-shaped  apron,  carved  with  two  voluted  and  fluted 
scrolls  enclosing  two  winged  angels  hearing  hetween  them  a 
chalice  and  holy  wafer.  Below  are  a  shaped  escutcheon  charged 
with  a  coat-of-arms,  and  scrolled  rihhons. 

Height,  '12  inches;  width,  ',i'l  incJtcx. 

This  apron  is  very  similar  to  that  of  Donatcllo's  frame,  containing  a 
bronze  statue  by  Verrocchio,  in  the  Churcli  of  San  Michelc  in  Florence. 

MINO  DA  FIESOLE 

1400—1485 

402 — Fifteenth  Century  ]Marbi,e  Head  of  St.  John  the  Baptist 
Head  of  St.  John  the  Baptist,  shown  as  a  hearded  young  man, 
thrown   hack   with   eyes   looking  upward   and   mouth   slightly         /o 
opened.     The  lifelike  expression  and  attitude  of  his  head  are      ^ 
remarkahle.      On    s(|nare    molded    wooden    hase    painted    with 
scrolled  foliage,  gilded  and  enriched  1)V  carving. 

Height,  18  inches. 


ITALIAN   SCHOOL 

SlXTEENDl     C'eNTUKY 
403 SiXTEKXTII    CKNTrUY    StOXK    PuoriLK    PoUTKAIT 

Rectangular  panel,  molded  on  three  sides  and  oeeiipied  by  a 
carving  in  low  relief  of  the  ])rolile  portrait  bust,  looking  to  the 
right,  of  the  Roman  Emperor  Hadrian.  He  is  shown  with  a 
short  cnrling  heard  and  mustache,  curling  hair  confined  hy  a 
knotted  fillet,  and  wearing  a  loose-fitting  toga  and  a  "radiated" 
crown.  Below  is  the  inscrijjtion  in  Roman  letters  "adiuaxus 
AUGUSTi'S."     From  the  antigue. 

Height,  21  inches;  width.  15  inches. 


^ 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   C'entiry 


.0 


n.' 


•i04 P'iFTEEXTII    CkXTUKV    ^MaKHLE    PkOFIEE    I'oKTUAIT 

Rectangular  tablet,  oeeupied  with  a  protile  portrait  bust,  look- 
ing to  the  left,  of  a  young  girl  with  wavy  hair  confined  by  two 
fillets,  and  a  robe  open  at  the  throat  and  with  a  turn-over  collar. 
In  Tabernacolo  frame  of  wood,  with  broken  pediment,  molded 
cornice  and  base  and  shaped  apron. 

Height  of  marhlf.  11  incites:  iciiltli  of  iiKirhlc.  S  inchcf:. 


FRANCESCO  RAIBOLIM  (IL  FRANCIA) 
14.50—1517 

405 — Fii'TEENTH  Century  INIakble  Poktrmt  Bust  of  3Iixo  Rossi 
Square  panel,  surrounded  by  raised  molding  with  circular  ro- 
settes at  the  angles  and  enclosing  a  circular  medallion  with 
molded  frame  carved  with  cable  and  bead  and  reel  enrichments, 
and  enclosing  a  profile  portrait,  looking  to  the  right,  bust  in  high 
relief,  of  a  yoimg  warrior  with  heavy  waving  hair.  He  wears  a 
round  silk  birctta-like  cap  and  a  steel  breastplate  with  chased, 
scrolled  and  shelled  ornaments.  The  background  is  of  colored 
marble. 

Hiifjht,   17   incliis;   icidfli,   13  iucJirs. 

Tills  beautiful  bust  of  Mino  Rossi,  of  Bologna,  came  direct  to 
Sigiior  Bardiiii  from  the  celebrated  Palazzo  Bevilacque,  a  noted  store- 
house of  superb  works  of  art.  Its  centuries-old  attribution  to  Francesco 
Raibolini,  better  known  as  Francia,  is  entirely  warranted  when  the 
facts  arc  taken  into  account  that  Francia  was  until  middle  life  a  gold- 
smith and  medallist,  that  one  of  the  most  famous  medals  by  him  now 
in  existence  is  a  profile  portrait  of  Bernardo  Rossi,  Count  of  Berceti, 
Governor  of  Bologna  in  1519  and  a  kinsman  of  i\Iino,  and  that  the  tech- 
nique of  the  medallion  is  very  similar  to  that  of  the  Bentivoglio  busts 
in  the  family  chapel  in  Bologna,  which  are  undoubtedly  the  work  of 
Francia. 

{lUii.strutnl) 


No.  405 — FiFTEKNTH  Ckxtiuv  Marble  Poutrait  Bust  of  jMixo  Rossi 


FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

FiFTEEXTTr   Century 


406 — Fifteenth  Century  ]Marhee  Portrait  Bust 

Bust  portrait  of  a  nii(l(lle-a<>ed  Florentine  merchant  witli  clean- 
shaven face  and  curling-  hair,  wearing-  a  close-fitting  Florentine 
cap  with  tiu'ned-up  back  lappets,  and  a  mantle  draped  over  his 
shoulders.     On  octagonal  molded  and  gilded  wooden  base. 

Hchjht.  1  9  inches. 


ARNOLFO  DI  CAMBIO 
1232—1310 

407 — Early  Fouutekxth  Ckxtuky  JMarbi.e  Pokikait  Bust 

Life-size  bust  of  a  man  witli  regular  features  and  eiu'linf>'  hair 
and  weariui^'  a  round  Florentine  eap.  He  is  dressed  in  a  tight- 
fitting"  jerkin  fastened  elosely  at  the  neek.  On  oetagonal 
molded  and  gilded  wooden  base.     (Restored.) 

Height,  19  inches. 

Arnolfo  di  C'aiiihio,  oiif  of  tlic  most  celebrated  earlv  fourteentli 
century  architects  and  sculptors,  was  a  distinguislied  pupil  of  Nicola 
Pisano.  The  churches  of  Sta.  Croce  and  Sta.  ]Maria  del  Flore  in 
Florence  are  monuments  to  his  skill. 


NORTH  ITALIAN  SCHOOL 

Fourteenth  Century 

408 — Fourteenth  Century  jNIarble  Portrait  JMedallion 

Circular  medallion,  framed  with  a  wreath  of  leaves  and  berries 
with  cross  bands  of  ribbon  and  occiij^ied  with  a  profile  portrait 
head,  looking-  to  the  left,  of  a  lady,  prol)ably  a  (jueen.  with  curl- 
ing hair  confined  by  a  net  and  with  pearl-embroidered  lappets. 
The  panel  is  of  the  fifteenth  century. 

Diameter.  Ki  inches, 
{llhist  rated) 


NORTH  ITALIAN  SCHOOL 

Sixteenth   Centitry 

409 — Sixteenth  Century  Lomhakdic  INIarble  JMedallion 

Circidar  medallion,  occupied  with  a  portrait  head  in  profile, 
looking-  to  the  right,  of  a  Roman  Emperor  with  curling  hair  and 
beard  tied  with  a  ribbon  fillet,  and  wearing  a  "i-adiated"  crown. 
After  the  antique. 

Diameter.  22  inches. 
{lUnst rated) 


ALESSANDRO  ALGARDI 

Seventeentit   Century 

410 — Seventeenth  Century  JNIarhle  Portuait 

Oval  medallion,  supported  by  two  pntti  and  enclosing  a  bas- 
relief  bust  portrait  of  an  ecclesiastic  with  a  skull  cap,  long  curl- 
ing hair,  a  closely  buttoned  cossock  and  a  turned-over  linen 
collar.     Arm  and  foot  of  j)utt(t  missing. 

Ileii/hf.  20  incJu's:  :cidt]i.  22  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


411 — Marble  Head     (lioman.  of  the  second  century  A.D.) 

Head  of  a  statue  of  Juno,  with  curling  hair  confined  hy  a  fillet. 
On  a  fifteenth  century  Istrian  stone  molded  cylindrical  base  en- 
riched by  carving',  and  square  ])edestal  with  tongue-shaped 
leaves  at  the  angles. 

Height,  '1\  inchex. 
{lUuxtnttcd) 

412 — Makbee  Head     {Roman,  of  the  first  century  A.D.) 

Head  of  a  statue  of  Apollo  with  long  curling  hair  confined  by  a 
knotted  fillet.    On  cylindrical  molded  marble  base. 

Height,  21  inches. 
( III  II. it  rn  ted) 

413 — Marble  Bust  oe  a  Warrior  {Roman,  of  fJie  second  century 
A.D.) 
liust  of  a  youthful  warrior  looking  downward  and  wearing  a 
steel  helmet  with  visor,  and  a  breastfjlate  witli  shoulder-pieces 
enriched  with  figures  of  bearded  warriors  in  low  relief,  and  a 
winged  mask  in  low  relief  in  center  of  breast.  On  contem])orary 
cylindrical  molded  base. 

Height,  3.5  inclics. 
{Uhmtratcd) 


s 


7 


LEONE  LEON  I 

1525—1587 

414 — Sixteenth  Century  Lombakdic  Marble  Bust  Portrait  of 
CosiMO  I  de'  JNIedici,  Duke  of  Fi>orence 
Bust  of  a  middle-aged  man  with  curly  haiv,  a  spade-sliaped 
beard  and  mustache,  betraying  strength  and  determination  in 
the  strong  features  with  tightly  closed  lips.  He  wears  a  classic 
toga  secured  at  the  left  shoulder  with  circular  brooch.  On 
square  base. 

Hciijlif.  'i.'}  incJies. 
(Illiistrntefl) 

LEONE  LEOM 

1.525—1587 

415 — Sixteenth  Century  Lombardic  JMarbi.e  Bust  Portrait  of 
A  Duchess  of  the  jNIedici  Famii>y 
Bust  portrait  of  a  lady  in  fifteenth  century  costume  of  embroid- 
ered sleeveless  timic,  undei'bodice  with  full  sleeves  of  silk  and 
stiffly  starched  lace-bordered  ruff.  iVround  her  neck  she  wears 
a  necklace  of  large  pearls,  falling  in  two  loops  over  tiie  tunic. 
Her  hair  is  curled  and  dressed  to  fall  on  either  side  of  the  face, 
which  looks  downwards  with  an  enigmatic  smile  on  her  lips. 
( Nose  restored. ) 

Height,  25  inches. 

Porliaps  tlio  most  famous  Lombard  artist  of  his  day,  Leone  Leoni, 
goldsmitli,  medallist  and  sculptor,  was  called  not  only  "II  Cavaliere 
Aretini,"  hut  also  II  Scultore  Cesareo,  because  he  made  so  many  portraits 
of  the  Impfrial  family. 

{llliisfnitn]) 

I,EO\E  LEONI 
1.52.5—1587 

416 — Sixteenth  Century  Lombardic  ]NL\rhi.e  Bust  Portrait  of 
Kino  Phieip  II  of  Spain 
liust-lcngth  portrait  of  the  monarch  in  a  steel  breastplate  with 
large  riveted  shoulder  guards  and  a  high  standing  collar  bor- 
dered with  lace.  He  wears  his  hair  long  and  carelessly  thrown 
back,  and  the  familiar  mustache  and  goatee.     On  s{|uare  base. 

(llhistnitnl)  Ihiijhf.   2()   inches. 


N 


LORENZO  BERNINI 

1598—1680 

417 — Seventeenth  Century  jNIarbi.e  Bust  Portrait 

Bust  of  a  lady  of  the  Roman  court  with  hair  drawn  back  from, 
and  plaited  above  the  forehead  and  falling  behind  in  a  loose 
lock.  She  is  dressed  in  a  loose  robe  bordered  with  Venetian 
point  lace.     On  cylindrical  carved,  molded,  fluted  and  gilded 

marble  base. 

Height,  35   inches. 

This  and  the  two  foUowing  busts  by  Cavahcrc  Lorenzo  Bernini 
came  from  the  Villa  Lamporecchio,  built  by  Prince  Uospl^rlioni  during 
the  seventeenth  century  from  a  design  by  Bernini. 


^" 


LOKKNZO  BKRMM 
1598—1680 

418 — Seventeenth  Century  ]Maui!LK  Bust  Portrait 

Bust-leiifith  portrait  of  a  young  lady  of  the  Roman  court.  Her 
curling  hair  is  hrushed  hack  from  the  forehead  and  falls  in  two 
long  ringlets  over  her  shoulders.  She  is  dressed  in  a  loose-fitting 
rohe  trimmed  with  piinto  goiico  lace.  On  cylindrical  carved, 
molded  and  fluted  marhle  hase. 

Height,  38  iiichcu. 


LORENZO  BERNINI 

1598— 1G80 

419 — Seventeexth  Century  JNIakule  Bust  Puktkait 

Bust-length  portrait  of  an  ecclesiastic  with  clean-slunen  face 
and  curling  hair  brushed  back  from  the  forehead.  He  wears 
a  loose  cassock-like  robe  buttoned  up  to  the  neck.  On  cylin- 
drical carved,  molded,  fluted  and  gilded  marble  base  and  high 
wooden  pedestal  elaborately  carved  with  cherubim  and  scrolls 
and  with  a  shield-shaped  escutcheon  charged  with  a  papal  coat- 
of-arms  and  surmounted  by  a  papal  tiara  and  crossed  keys. 
Completely  gilded. 

Hci(/ht  <if  biifif.  25  hichcu. 

Hc'ujhf  of  banc,  IJJ  inches. 
{Illu.'it  ratal) 


•^_   7. 


No.   419 — Seventeextii   Cextukv   ^VIakisle   Blst   Portkait 


ANTONIO  ROSSELLINO 
1427—1490 

420 — Fifteenth  Cextuey  Florentine  IMakble  Bas-relief 

Rectangular  tablet,  carved  in  low  relief  with  a  subject  of 
"St.  Jerome  in  the  Desert."  The  saint,  with  beardless, 
emaciated  face,  kneels  in  front  of  a  rocky  grotto  adoring  a  cru- 
cifix at  the  foot  of  which  is  a  skull.  At  the  saint's  side  is  the 
emblematic  lion,  in  the  mid-distance  a  hound  and  in  the  distance 
a  landscape  with  trees  and  two  men  with  a  loaded  camel.  On 
the  right  is  a  stag,  and  on  the  left  a  squirrel.  In  old  Tabernacolo 
frame.    JMolded  cornice  and  base. 

Height,  23  iiichcn;  zckltli.  18  inches. 

Antonio  Ganiberolli,  better  known  as  Antonio  Rossellino,  was  one  of 
the  greatest  scholars  of  Donatello  and  was  ahnost  tlie  founder  of  a  new- 
style  in  sculpture,  his  works  being  more  intellectual  and  pracefuUy  re- 
fined, if  less  elevated  and  religious,  tlian  those  of  his  predecessors,  ^'asa^i 
says  that  they  "may  be  justly  called  the  really  true  modern  style." 
The  similarity  of  the  landscape  and  general  technique  of  this  example  to 
one  of  the  "Madonna"  by  Antonio,  now  in  the  Bargcllo,  is  curiously 
appai'ent. 

{llliist  rated) 


No.  420 — Fifteenth  C'extuuy  I'lokentine  Marisle  Bas-kelief 


BACCIU  BAXDINELLI 

1487—1559 

421 — SixTEEXTH  Century  Fi,okentine  jNIarbee  Bas-keijef 

Rectangular  tablet,  carved  with  the  half-length  seated  figure  of 
the  Virgin,  with  braided  hair  and  clothed  in  an  elaborately  em- 
broidered rolie  and  mantle,  holding  in  her  arms,  her  right  hand 
resting  on  His  shoulder,  the  standing  figure  of  the  Child  Christ, 
with  curling  hair  and  clothed  in  a  tunic  confined  at  the  waist 
by  a  folded  sash.  In  a  contemporary  Tabernacolo  frame  of 
wood,  with  molded  cornice,  voluted  side  brackets  and  molded 
base. 

Height,  22  inches;  rciilth,  15  inches. 

This  bas-relief  shows  the  debt  Bandiiielli  owed  to  Donatello,  whose 
works,  at  tlie  behest  of  Leonardo  da  A'inci,  lie  studied  closely.  It  is 
highly  suggestive  of  the  base  of  the  Mediciaii  Moiuimeiit  in  the  Piazza 
San  Lorenzo,  Florence. 

{Ill  ust  rated) 


No.  i'2\ — Sixteenth  Centiuv  Flohextixe   IMarbi.e  Bas-iu 


BERNARDO  ROSSELIJNO 
14.09— 146-i 

422 — Fifteenth  Century  Flokentine  jNIarble  Bas-relief 

RectaiifJiilar  tablet,  carved,  in  low  relief,  with  the  standing  fig- 
nre  of  the  Virgin,  her  head  covered  with  a  veil,  and  wearing 
a  simple  robe  gathered  at  the  waist  and  a  mantle.  With  both 
hands  she  supports  the  figure  of  the  Child  Christ,  who  stands 
at  her  side  on  a  cushion.  He  is  clothed  in  a  linen  tunic,  holds 
a  fold  of  linen  in  His  hands  and  looks  directly  at  the  spectator. 
Both  A^irgin  and  Child  have  haloes  and  in  the  background  are 
clouds.  In  old  carved  and  gilded  wood  Tabernacolo  frame, 
with  molded  and  dentelled  cornice,  enriched  with  t^gg  and  dart 
ornament,  finely  painted  frieze,  pilasters  with  Ionic  capitals 
and  ])anelcd  shafts  and  molded  base  and  a])ron. 

IIii[/lit.  -•'$';_'  iinlif.^;   :d(ltli,   \7\j  inches. 
(lUiistratfc]) 


No.  ■i2'2 — Fifteenth  C'extiiky  Florextine  Makbi.e  Bas-hklikf 


BENVENUTO  CELLINI 
1500—1.571 

423 — Sixteenth  Century  Feokentine  INIakbee  Bas-relief 

Rectangular  tablet,  carved  in  low  i-elief  with  a  subject  of 
"Veiuis  and  Cupid."  The  (ioddess.  completely  nude,  lies  full 
lenoth  and  turns  toward  the  smiling  Cupid  on  the  left  as  though 
just  aroused  from  sleeii.  On  the  right  is  a  youthful  satyr  who. 
holding  a  torch  in  one  hand,  with  a  malicious  grin  withdraws  J^ 
with  the  other  the  draperies  from  the  recumbent  Venus.  In  j^ 
an  old  carved  and  gilded  frame  with  molded  and  dentelled 
cornice  and  voluted  brackets. 

HcighU  1!)  inches:  zciiltJi,  25  hulic.i. 

Tlic  figure  of  W'lius  is  remarkably  like  that  of  the  large  ^\•nus  l)v  i 

Benvenuto  Cellini   now  in    tlie  I^ouvre.      This   bas-relief   came   from   the        L 

small  collection  of  the  Perruzzi   family   (related  to  the  Medici   and,  in        ^ 

the  fifteenth   century,  one  of  the  most  distinmiishcd   families   of   Flor-       J 
.    .  :  .  '- 

ence),  and  with  it,  oripfinallv,  was  the  bas-relief  of  "Tlie  Flagellation" 

now  in  Berlin  Museum. 

(lUiistnifrd) 


/ 


424 — Thirtkkntii  Cextuky  Colored  Istrian  Stone  Statue 

Figure  of  tlie  Madonna  seated  and  holding  on  her  knee  the 
Christ  Cliild.  Her  hair  is  long  and  eonfined  hy  a  fillet.  She 
is  dressed  in  a  loose  rohe  and  mantle  held  at  the  throat  hy  a 
quatrefoil  hrooeh  and  in  her  right  hand  she  holds  a  elasped  mis- 
sal supported  on  her  knee.  On  her  left  knee  she  supports  a 
seated  figure  of  the  Christ  in  a  loose  rohe  and  with  a  cap  fas- 
tened at  the  hreast  hy  a  leaf-sha])ed  clasp.  He  has  curly  hair 
and  His  hands  are  missing.  Both  faces  show  evidence  of  a 
Byzantine  influence.  Of  Istrian  stone,  with  the  original  poly- 
chrome decoration. 

I{ti(/}it,   '2i   inrhfs. 


'fi  -iii    ^- 


AXTOXIO  GAGINI 

Fifteenth   Cextury 

42;5 — Fifteenth  Century  Italian  ]Mari5LE  Figure 

Xude  fifiure  of  a  youtli  supporting  with  his  ri<^lit  hand  a  himh 
which  hes  across  liis  sliouldcrs.  His  left  arm  holds  a  cornu- 
copia from  wliich  formerly  issued  a  stream  of  water. 

Height,  33  inchen. 

This  statue,  ])iirt  of  a  l)a])tisiiial  font,  came  from  the  sacristy  of 
a  Neapolitan  cliurcli.  dcstroved  duriiifv  tlie  niodernizatioii  of  a  part  of 
the  city. 


PERGAMEXIAX  SCHOOL 
About   SEroxn  Centuky   IJ.C 

42G — TiiK  DYix(i  Gaul 

Seated  figure  of  a  wounded  Gaul  bleeding  t'roni  a  sword  stab 
in  his  body.  He  is  seated  on  a  pointed  shield  having  in  its 
center  a  Medusa-like  head,  and  his  body  is  inclined  forward 
from  the  hips,  with  the  head,  with  close  curling  hair,  bent  in  an 
attitude  of  dejection.  His  legs  are  stretched  out  before  him, 
the  right  one  (juite  straight,  the  left  one  slightly  bent.  Around 
his  waist  is  a  girdle  formed  of  a  leather  strap  with  iron  links. 
On  oval  marble  base.  Of  Pentelic  marble,  invested  with  a  dark 
brown  patina  due  to  the  effect  of  much  weathering.  Head  and 
feet  restored,  and  right  leg  repaii-ed. 

Heiyltt,  '10  inches:  Icngtli,  .'il   inches. 

At  Pergamos,  in  Mysia,  Greek  sculptural  art  flared  upward  in 
one  triumphant  burst  before  finally  settling  into  oblivion  of  consummate 
mediocritv.  The  new  school,  for  it  amounted  to  little  less,  was  formed 
under  the  influence  of  King  Attains  I  (24.1-197  B.C.)  and  was  called 
upon  to  glorify  tlie  victory  of  Attakis  over  the  Gauls  (239  B.C.)  in 
a  series  of  grou})s  and  compositions,  and  the  Pergamenian  sculptors  so 
well  acquitted  themselves  that  one  of  tlieir  types  of  a  conquered  but  un- 
subdued race  forms  one  of  tlie  chiefest  treasures  of  the  Capitoline 
:\Iuseum  in  Rome.  As  the  "Dying  Gladiator"  our  fathers  knew  it,  but 
to-dav  it  is  more  rightfully  termed  "The  Dving  Gaul."  The  figure 
of  "The  Captive  Gaul"  so  rivals  it  in  poignancy  of  expression  and  in 
rare  sculpturesque  quality  that  it  may  fairly  claim  to  companion  it 
on  equal  terms.  The  statue  has  for  long  been  exposed  to  the  elements, 
and  its  patina  gives  evidence  of  the  effects  of  this  weathering.  Other 
statues  from  the  same  frieze  are  to  he  found  in  thi'  Museums  of  Najiles 
and  Venice. 

{lUusfraicd) 


No.  •126 — Thk  Dying  Gaul 


POLYKLEITOS  OF  SICVOX 

Greek   Sculttor   of  the  Fifth   Century  B.C. 

427 — Pakiax  jNIakble  Touso  ok  a  Youthful  Athlete 

Figure,  almost  to  the  kncfs,  of  a  hoy  athlete.  Shown  as  a  nude 
youth  with  closely  curling  hair,  the  head  inclined  forward, 
the  face  down-looking  and  the  features,  of  extreme  masculine 
I)eauty,  charged  with  a  pensive  expression.  The  pronoimced 
muscular  development  of  the  hody,  the  clearly  indicated  ana- 
tomical structure  of  ril)s  and  hrcast  hone  and  the  prominence 
of  the  lyre-shaped  al)dt)minal  muscles  are  all  exceedingly  char- 
acteristic of  Polykleitos  and  his  school.  The  head  has  been 
broken  off.  liut  has  been  replaced;  there  are  slight  restorations 
to  the  U2)per  lip  and  the  nose,  as  well  as  to  the  left  hip.  The 
arms  are  missing,  but  the  rectangular  socket  for  the  tenons 
which  originally  held  them  in  place  are  plainly  visible.  The 
torso  has  for  base  the  capital  of  a  Greek  Ionic  column  of  the 
second  century  B.C.,  with  plain  \()lutes,  a  band  of  egg  and  dart 
molding,  and  bolsters  formed  of  banded  pointed  leaves.  Of 
white  Parian  marble,  with  a  fine  patina,  beautifully  colored  by 
age  and  shoAving  only  a  few  surface  indications  of  burial. 

Height,  3  feet   11 14    inches. 
From  the  Borcjhese  Palace,  Home. 

This  statue,  excavated  in  the  gardens  of  a  \\\];i  in  Rome,  was  for 
long  in  tlie  Borghese  Collection  in  Rome,  and,  save  that  it  was  accident- 
ally omitted  from  the  official  Fide  Commisso,  would  have  passed  with  the 
rest  of  the  Borghese  Museum  into  the  possession  of  the  City  of  Rome. 
His  belief  that  it  is  a  work  of  the  contem])orary  and  rival  of  Pheidias, 
the  Argive  sculptor  of  the  Diadumenos  in  the  Britisii  Museum,  tiie 
Doryphoros  at  Na])les  an<l  the  Amazon  in  Berlin,  Signer  Bardini 
shares  with  many  European  critics  of  eminence.  Peter  von  Bienkowski 
has  written  an  exhaustive  monograph  "On  a  Statue  by  Polykleitos"  in 
the  monthly  Review  of  the  I>eipsic  IMuseum,  of  wliich  lie  is  tlie  Director. 
He  begins  by  saying:  "To  Signor  Bardini  of  Florence  belongs  the 
Statue  of  a  Youth  in  Parian  marble.  This  statue  comes  from  the  Villa 
Borghese  and  is  very  well  preserved,  having  retained  even  its  original 
surface";  and  contimies:  "As  one  can  see  almost  at  the  first  glance, 
we  have  here  to  do  with  a  work  of  Polykleitos.  Its  movement  and  bear- 
ing are  so  intimately  suggestive  of  the  Diadumenos  that,  were  it  not 
for  the  fortunate  preservation  of  the  head,  one  might  have  supposed  this 


c^ 


\o.  427 — Parian  AIauhle  Torso  of  a  Yoithful  Athlete 


POLYKLEITOS  OF  SIC'VON 

Greek   Sculptor   of  the  Fifth  Centvuy  B.C. 

427 — Fabian  JMakiu.k  'JVjkso  of  a  Youtiifiti,  iVtiilete 

Figure,  almost  to  the  knees,  of  a  boy  atlilete.  Shown  as  a  nude 
youtli  with  closely  curling  hair,  the  head  inclined  forward, 
the  face  down-looking  and  the  features,  of  extreme  masculine 
beauty,  charged  with  a  jjensive  expression.  The  pronounced 
muscular  development  of  the  body,  the  clearly  indicated  ana- 
tomical structure  of  ribs  and  breast  bone  and  the  prominence 
of  the  lyre-sha2)ed  abdominal  muscles  are  all  exceedingly  char- 
acteristic of  Polykleitos  and  his  school.  The  head  has  been 
broken  off,  but  has  been  replaced;  there  are  slight  restorations 
to  the  upper  lip  and  the  nose,  as  well  as  to  the  left  hip.  The 
arms  are  missing,  but  the  rectangular  socket  for  the  tenons 
which  originally  held  them  in  place  are  plainly  visible.  The 
torso  has  for  base  the  capital  of  a  Greek  Ionic  column  of  the 
second  century  B.C.,  with  plain  solutes,  a  band  of  egg  and  dart 
molding,  and  bolsters  formed  of  banded  pointed  leaves.  Of 
white  Parian  marble,  with  a  fine  patina,  beautifully  colored  by 
age  and  showing  only  a  few  surface  indications  of  l)iu-ial. 

Hcighf,   a  feet    11 14   inches. 
From  the  Borc/luse  Palace,  Home. 

This  stiitiK',  excavjitcd  in  tlic  gardens  of  a  ^  ilia  in  Ronir,  was  for 
long  ill  the  Borghcsc  Collection  in  Rome,  and,  save  that  it  was  aeeident- 
ally  omitted  from  the  official  Fide  Commisso,  would  have  passed  with  the 
rest  of  the  Borghese  Museum  into  the  possession  of  the  City  of  Rome. 
His  belief  that  it  is  a  work  of  the  contemj)orary  and  rival  of  Plieidias, 
the  Argive  sculptor  of  the  Diadumenos  in  the  British  ^Museum,  the 
Doryphoros  at  Naples  and  the  Amazon  in  Berlin,  Signor  Bardini 
sliares  with  many  European  critics  of  eminence.  Peter  von  Bienkowski 
has  written  an  exhaustive  monograph  "On  a  Statue  by  Polykleitos"  in 
the  monthly  Review  of  the  Leij)sic  Museum,  of  which  he  is  the  Director, 
lie  htgins  by  saying:  "To  Signor  Bardini  of  Florence  belongs  the 
Statue  of  a  Youth  in  Parian  marble.  This  statue  comes  from  the  Villa 
Borghese  and  is  vei-y  well  preserved,  having  retained  even  its  original 
surface":  and  continues:  "As  one  can  see  almost  at  the  first  glance, 
we  have  here  to  do  with  a  work  of  Polykleitos.  Its  movement  and  bear- 
ing are  so  intimately  suggestive  of  the  Tliadunienos  that,  were  it  not 
for  the  fortunate  preservation  of  the  head,  one  might  have  sujiposed  this 


c^ 


No.  -127 — Pakian  Mauhi.f.  Tousd  ok  a  Yoithfi'l  Athlete 


[Xo.  i'27 — Continued^ 

torso  to  be  a  replica  of  that  statuu.  Like  tlie  Uiadunienos,  the  Bardini 
Youth  arrests  his  stride  and  turns  his  head  to  the  rigiit."  The  writer 
then  points  out  that  tiie  proportions  of  tlie  Bardini  athlete  scarcely 
differ  from  those  of  the  celebrated  Canon  of  Polvkleitos  and  that  the 
details  of  the  modeling,  such  as  the  lyre-shaped  outlines  of  the  abdom- 
inal cavitj-,  are  of  themselves  essential  characteristics  of  the  Polykleitos 
style,  though  these,  he  avers,  are  displayed  by  the  head  even  more  than 
by  the  body.  The  shape  of  the  head,  the  arrangement  of  the  hair,  the 
shape  of  the  ears,  are  all  as  in  the  Doryphoros  and  the  statues  related 
to  it.  Finally,  he  adds:  "The  half-open  mouth,  the  broad  planes  of 
the  delicate  cheeks,  the  whole  expression  of  the  wonderful  nobility  and 
modesty  shown  in  the  refined  face,  remind  one  of  the  Diadumenos  and 
the  Amazon.  From  all  this  it  seems  to  me  that  the  Bardini  Athlete 
displays  so  plainly  the  characteristics  of  Polykleitos  as  one  knows  them 
from  his  authentic  and  recognized  works  that  I  wish  to  attribute  the 
original,  naturally  of  bronze,  to  the  Master  himself." 

The  loss  of  the  arms  prevents  any  positive  determination,  according 
to  the  writer,  of  the  reason  for  what  must  have  been  their  raised  posi- 
tion, and  no  contem])orary  woi-ks  throw  any  light  upon  the  subject,  for, 
as  he  points  out,  the  only  statue  that  is  probably  a  co])y  of  the  Floren- 
tine Athlete  is  in  the  Uffizi  (No.  T6,  Alinari  Photo  I,  1170)  and  that  has 
no  arms  or  thighs  and  is  headless.  "So,"  he  concludes,  "it  only  remains 
to  seek  an  explanation  in  the  head  itself  of  the  Bardini  Statue.  The 
unswollen  cars  and  the  delicate  contours  of  the  lower  part  of  the  face 
show  that  the  youth  represented  was  not  a  hero  of  the  fist,  or 
Pancratium,  but  must  have  been  the  winner  of  a  race,  or  of  the  Pen- 
tathlon, in  which  it  was  a  question  rather  of  agility  than  of  mere 
brute  strength." 

(Illustrated) 


PISAX   SCHOOL 
Fourteenth   Century 

428 — FouKTKKXTH  Ckxtuky  Makble  Statue 

Staiuliii<^-  figure  of  tlic  Viro'in  in  a  tight-fitting  tunic  and  loose 
mantle,  with  long  liair  and  wearing  a  trefoiled  crown.  On  lier 
left  arm  slie  carries,  and  with  her  right  hand  points  to.  the  Child 
Christ,  who  is  nude  to  the  waist;  with  His  right  hand  He  sup- 
ports Himself  hv  His  Motlier's  tunic  and  in  His  left  He  holds 
a  bird.    On  circular  base. 

Height,  ,39  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


No.  428 — Fourteenth  Cextuky  Marble  Statue 


PISAN  SCHOOL 

Fourteenth  Century 

429 — Pair  of  Foukteextii  Century  INIarble  Statues 

Chief  figures  in  an  Annunciation.  The  Virgin,  clothed  in  a  tunic 
and  loose  mantle  with  a  veil  thrown  over  her  head,  stands  in  a 
listening  attitude,  her  right  hand  holding  an  open  missal.  The 
Angel  Gabriel,  shown  as  a  yovith  with  curling  hair,  stands  hold- 
ing open  with  both  hands  a  parchment  scroll.  Both  figures  are 
on  circular  bases  and  ai-e  supported  on  similar  contemporary 
columns  with  heavily  fluted  shafts,  molded  bases  and  square 
])edestals,  with  tongue-sha2)ed  leaves  at  the  angles. 

Heights  of  .statues,  45  hielics;  of  bases,  37  inehes. 
{Illustrated) 


430 — Pair  of  Eighteenth  Century  ^Marble  Flowek-holders 
Oval  shape,  with  incurved  sides  and  plain  rim  and  base.     The 
sides  fluted  and  carved  with  two  goats'  heads  and  two  ribbon 
bows,  supporting  festoons  of  ivy  lea^•es  and  berries.     Of  white 
statuary  marble. 

Heiyhf,  2  feet  5\-2  inehes;  diameter  2  feet  .'3  inehes. 


/ 


Vr 


■v 


■lltflfl     A;   Vlir  I  ' 


No.  -i'lQ — Paii!  of  FutiiTEENTii   ('kniiuy   INIakhle  Staties 


431 — Thirtkentii  Cextury  Italian  ^Iauhi.k  Holy  \Vatek  Stoup 
Circular  bowl,  with  straight  sloping  side  and  annular  rim. 
studded  at  regular  intervals  with  sea-horses  in  the  form  of  hu- 
man masks.  On  fluted  columnar  step  spreading  to  a  polygonal 
foot.  On  a  scpiare  marble  base  of  second  century  B.C.  Etruscan 
workmanship.  At  the  angles  are  rams'  heads  with  large  voluted 
horns,  the  plinth  between  being  decorated  with  figures  of  danc- 
ing satyrs.    Below,  the  edge  is  molded. 

Height,  .5  feet:  dUnncter  of  bowl,  3  feet  4  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


432 — Thikteextii  Cextuky  Italian  ^Makiile  Holy  Water  Stoup 
Circular  coupe-shaped  bowl,  with  heavily  gadrooned  sides,  ter- 
minating around  the  rim  with  a  (iothic-like  arcading.  The  stem 
is  formed  as  a  tapering  fluted  column,  with  molded  capital  and 
base,  the  whole  standing  on  a  square  base,  with  molded  sides 
enriched  with  bands  of  guilloche  and  vine-leaf  patterning,  and 
resting  on  two  couchant  lions  of  highly  con\'entional  character. 

Heiijht,  5  feet;  diameter  of  howl,  2  feet  9  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


433 — Fifteenth  Century  Roislvn  INIarule  ]Manteli'iece 

Of  white  marble.  INIolded  cornice,  enriched  by  acanthus-leaf, 
beaded  and  egg  and  dart  carvings  and  frieze  carved  with  three 
festoons  of  fruits.  flf)wers  and  leaves  sepai-ated  by  two  shaped 
shields,  one  charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Borgia  family, 
a  bear  and  three  pellets,  the  other  with  the  initials  "G.  P.  Q.," 
supported  on  two  voluted  console  brackets  carved  with  flutings 
and  two  paneled  pilasters  carved  with  pendants  of  fruits  and 
leaves.    Fitted  with  raised  stone  hearth. 

Height,  6  feet  1  iueir,  icidtli,  5  feet  4  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


m 


434 — Fii'TKKXTii  Ckxti'ky  FlokkxtinI';  Stoxk  JNIaxtki.vifa'K 

Of  graystone  or  p'lctra  scrciHi.  ISloldcd  cornice,  enriched  with 
egg  and  dart  carving  and  paneled  frieze  carved  witli  two  flying 
amorini  holding  with  outstretched  arms  and  scrolled  ril)l)ons  a 
wreath  of  laurel  leaves  and  berries  enclosing  a  shaped  shield 
charged  with  a  coat-of-arnis.  supported  on  two  \()lute(l  con- 
sole brackets,  the  fronts  carved  with  laurel  leaves,  and  on  j)an- 
eled  pilasters  enriched  with  pendants  of  shields  and  weapons. 

,  Square  base. 

Height y  7  feet  1  inch:  rcidth.  7  fcrt  '2  incites. 


435 — Fifteenth  Cextuuy  U^rnuiAx  Uruixo  Stoxk  ^LvxTKi.rnx'E 
Mantelpiece  of  cream-coloved  Urbino  stone,  with  molded  cor- 
nice enriched  witli  e<^<>-  and  dart  carving  antrpancled  frieze  en- 
closing a  carving  in  low  relief  of  two  flying  amorini  holding  with 
hotli  hands  a  wreath  of  laurel  leaves  occupied  by  a  sliaped  shield 
supported  by  two  acanthus-leaf  carved,  voluted  console  brack- 
ets, below  which  are  paneled  pilasters,  the  sliafts  enriched  with 
stems  of  pointed  leaves  carved  in  low  relief. 

Htiyht,  (i  feet  1  inch;  icidtli,  5  feet  -1  inches. 


436 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi.orentine  Stone  ^NIantei, 

Of  graystdiie  or  pictra  scrcna.  Surmounted  by  a  shaped  over- 
piece  carved  in  the  center  with  an  urn-shaped  fluted  vase  in 
front  of  which  is  a  sliaped  sliield  chari^ed  with  the  fleur-de-lis  of 
Florence.  From  the  vase  depend  two  festoons  of  fruits  and 
leaves,  the  other  ends  of  wliich  are  held  by  win<>ed  amorini  hold- 
ing pointed  shields.  The  cornice  of  the  chimneypiece  proper  is 
molded,  enriched  with  an  egg  and  dart  carving,  and  the  frieze 
is  paneled  with  a  beaded  molding  and  enriched  with  a  carving 
of  two  flying  amorini  who  hold  a  laurel  wreath  pierced  with  a 
cusped  rosette  and  are  flanked  by  two  cherul)im  with  folded 
wings.  Both  are  supported  by  voluted  console  brackets  carved 
with  acanthus  leaves  and  by  beaded  and  molded  paneled  pi- 
lasters enriched  with  arabesques  of  acanthus  leaves,  rosettes  and 
cherubim  springing  from  urn-shaped  ^ases.    On  square  base. 

Hc'u/hf,  7  feet  7  Inches:  width.  (5  feci  7  inches. 

This  mantelpiece  is  more  complete  tlian  usual,  in  that  it  possesses 
the  decorative  over-piece  which  marked  the  starting  of  tlie  cappa.  or 
tapering  iiooded  smoke-flue,  examples  of  which  may  now  be  seen  in  the 
famous  cliimneypieces  of  the  Ducal  Palace  in  Urbino. 

(lUnst  rated) 


No.  4-W — FiKTEEXTn  Centi-ry  Florextine  Stone  Mantel 


4.37 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Lombardic  JNIarbee  Tabernacle  Niche 
Recessed  niche  of  architectural  character,  with  a  semicircular 
pediment  having  a  fluted  and  lotus-leaf  carved  arch  molding- 
flanked  hy  cinquefoil  rosettes  and  honeysuckle  ornaments,  sur- 
mounted by  two  similar  rosettes  and  a  flamed  vase  and  occupied 
hy  a  carving  in  low  relief  of  God  the  Father  shown  as  a  bearded 
man  with  his  arms  extended  in  the  act  of  benediction  and  sur- 
i-ounded  by  four  cherubim.  The  molded  and  dentelled  cornice 
and  bowed  frieze,  carved  with  honeysuckle  and  lilies,  are  sup- 
ported by  flat  pilasters  with  voluted  acanthus-leaf  capitals  and 
shafts  carved  with  stems  of  pointed  leaves  and  flowers  springing 
from  urn-shai)ed  vases.  Below  the  molded  base  is  a  segmental 
apron  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  rinceaux,  cinquefoil  blossoms 
and  honeysuckles  of  white  marble. 

Height,  5  feet  8  inches;  rc-iilth,  3  feet  2  inches, 
{in  II. 'it  rated) 


JV^"^>jU. 


No.    -IJiT SiXTEKNTH     (  '  KXTT  It  V     LoM  liAlt  IlIC    Tah  El!  N  ACI.E     NlCHE 


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J<38 TlIlKTEENTII    CkXTIM{V    StoXI',    FOUNTAIN 

Kectangular  sarcophagus  shape.  Of  Istrian  Hniestone.  Heavy 
molded  top  with  tlie  upper  member  enriched  with  a  hand  of 
honeysuckle  ornamentation  carved  in  low  relief.  The  vertical 
sides  are  carved  with  five  masks  of  bearded  men,  some  with 
curling-  hair  and  some  with  close-fitting  caps,  from  whose  open 
mouths  streams  of  water  proceeded.  These  masks  are  sepa- 
rated by  scrolled  acanthus-leaves  on  fluted  grounds,  and  at  the 
angles  are  voluted  acanthus  leaves.  The  receding  base  is  formed 
with  a  plain  cavetto  molding  and  the  mountain  rests  on  two 
plainly  molded  blocks  which  in  turn  rest  upon  the  backs  of  two 
marble  couchant  lions  of  fourteenth  century  workmanship. 

Height,  3  feet  5  iiirlir.f;  length,  4  feet  !)',o  iiiehe.s:  7c-i(ltli.  2  feet  4  iiichex. 

This  fountain  is  peculiarly  interesting,  as  offering  a  noteworthy 
example  of  tlie  manner  in  wiiich  tlie  Gothic  feeling  exerted  its  influence 
upon  the  early  Renaissance  designers.  Entirely  mediaeval  in  its  con- 
ception, even  such  obviously  Classic  details  as  the  Greek  honevsuckle 
and  acanthus-leaf  ornamentation  are  yet  touched  with  a  lingering 
Gothicism.  The  Lions,  fashioned  at  least  a  century  later,  show  a 
much  more  intimate  commingling  of  the  two  apparently  antipathetic 
styles. 


EVENING  SALE 

THURSDAY,  APRIL  25,   1918 
AT  THE  A^IEKICAN  ART  GAIJ.ERIP^S 

BEGINNING    AT    8.1.)    o'cLOC'K 


VECEELI   TIZIAXO     TITIAN 

A'f.xktian:   1-189—1.576 

MO~PEN  AND  JXK  DRAWING 

Studv  Tor  a  laiidsc-apc.    On  tlie  right  is  a  trunk  of  a  tree,  seated  under 
wliieh  is  a  fif>ure  in  classical  costume  with  right  arm  upraised.     On        i,s 
the  left  is  a  clump  of  trees  and  shruhs. 

A  recent  biognij)licr  of  Titian  says:  "No  estimate  of  Titian's  art  would 
be  sufficient  without  mentioning  the  surpassing  beauty  of  his  landscape  back- 
ground." 


GIOVANNI  DOMENRO  TIEPOLO 

Akxktiax:   1727—1804 

Ul— GROUP  OF  NINE  SKETCHES  IN  SEPIA 

(For  cciliii;/  (Iccoraiion) 

(a)  Bearded  man  in  flowing  <i;arnients  .supporting  a  youth  with  his 
right  arm.    Baekground  of  elouds  and  elieruhim. 

(b)  Elderly  hearded  man  in  loose  robes,  with  winged  angel  below. 
Background   of   elouds   and    eherubim. 

(c)  Bearded  man  in  loose  robes,  with  outstretched  arms  between 
which  is  the  figure  of  a  youth.     Background  of  clovids  and  cherubim. 

(n)  Bearded  man  seen  from  behind,  with  one  ai'm  u])raised.  Below 
are  figures  of  angels.     Background  of  clouds  and  chcrul)im. 

(k)  Groups  of  figures,  the  center  one  falling  as  from  a  height  with 
outstretched  arms.     Backgroimd  of  clouds  and  cherul)im. 

(k)  Central  bearded  figure  in  loose  robe,  with  both  arms  raised, 
.su|)])orted  by  winged  angels.     Background  of  clouds  and  cherid)im. 

((;)  Elderly  bearded  man,  with  left  arm  extended  and  clasping  a 
child  with  the  right.     Supported  by  winged  angels  and  clouds. 

(h)  Elderly  man  with  long  beard,  reclining  on  a  cloud,  with  left 
arm  extended  and  pointing  u])ward.  Below  ai'e  winged  angels. 
Background  of  clouds  and  cherubim.  oy 

(i)    Sketch   from   life:   "The  Eetter  Writer."      Sketch  of  a   veiled         "^  ^ 
woman  seated  at  table  with  writing  materials.     Man  in  square-cut 
coat  and  cocked  hat,  seen  from  the  rear,  talking  to  her.     Background 
of  arched  niche,  with  shelf  supporting  flasks. 


GIOVANNI  BATTISTA  PIAZETTA 

Vexetiax:   1(582—1754 

Ul— GROUP  OF  EIGHT  DRAWINGS 

IN  BLACK  CRAYON 

[BeJonylng  to  the  same  series  as  that  iiorc  on  ea'hihitioii  in  the 
pieture  galleri/  of  Veniee) 

(a)  Head  of  a  young  woman  in  eightecntli  century  costume,  seen 
in  three-quarter  view,  looking  to  the  left  through  a  lorgnette. 

(h)  Head  of  a  youth,  seen  almost  in  profile,  looking  to  the  left  and 
downward  as  he  reads  a  large  l)ook  which  he  supports  with  his  right 
hand. 

(c)  Profile  view  of  the  head  of  a  young  woman  turned  to  the  left. 
Her  dark  hair  is  twisted  into  a  knot,  and  she  wears  a  mantle  trimmed 
with  fur.     Her  left  hand  is  raised  to  her  hreast. 

(d)  Full-face  view  of  the  head  of  an  old  man,  clean  shaven  and 
with  long  white  hair,  looking  toward  the  spectator  and  inclined  to 
the  left.  Over  his  shoulder  is  thrown  a  fur  collar  and  on  his  hreast 
is  a  large  order. 

(k)  Portrait  of  a  young  man  in  eighteenth  century  costume  with 
long  curling  hair  and  wearing  a  camhric  cravat.  Shown  almost  in 
full  face  and  regarding  the  spectator. 

(]-•)  Head  of  a  youth  with  close-cro})])e(l  hair,  dressed  in  eighteenth 
century  costmne,  with  a  camhric  cravat.  Shown  almost  in  profile, 
looking  to  the  right  and  downwards. 

(g)  Head  of  an  old  woman  with  white  hair  and  wearing  a  dark  head- 
covering.     Shown  in  profile,  looking  to  the  left. 

(h)    Head  of  a  heggar  with  dark  disheveled  hair,  scanty  white  beard  i  ' 

and  mustache,  and  wearing  a  white  linen  shirt.      Shown  in  three-       "V 
quarter  view,  turned  to  the  left  and  looking  at  the  spectator. 


ITALIAN  SCHOOL 

Sixteenth  Century 

Ua—CKAVON  DRAWING 

Head  of  a  partially  bald  eklerly  man  with  foi-kcd  white  beard  and 
mustache,  wearing-  a  turned-over  linen  collar  and  tight-fitting  jerkin. 
Seen  in  full  face. 

(in  list  r  (I  ted) 

ANDREA  D'AGNOLO   (ANDREA  DEL  SARTO) 

Flokentixe:   lJ-87 — ISyi 

4>U— CRAYON  DRAWING 

Study  in  life  size  of  the  head  of  a  child  with  curling  hair.  Seen 
nearly  in  profile  looking  to  the  right. 

(Illustrated) 

ITALIAN  SCHOOL 

Sixteexth   Century 

U5— DRAWING  IN  TWO-COLORED  CHALK 

Head  of  a  bearded  man  seen  in  three-ciuarter  ^•iew  looking  to  the 
right.     He  wears  a  frilled   tiu-ned-over  collar. 

(Ill  list  rated) 


GIOVANNI  BATTISTA  PIAZETTA 
4m~DRAWING  IN  BLACK  AND  WHITE  CRAYON 

Hehjht.  —  iiielies;  width.  —  inches 

liiFE  study  of  a  sleeping  yoimg  woman.  She  lies  on  the  ground 
M'ith  her  head  pillowed  on  the  right  arm.  Over  the  left  arm  is  the 
handle  of  a  large  basket  from  which  three  loaves  of  bread  have 
tumbled  out. 

{Illitstrated) 


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FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   Cexti'ry 

U7—HERCVLES  AND  ANT  J  JUS 

( Panel ) 

Height,  IT  iiulics:  7ci(lfli.  V2^  ■_.  inches 

IlEiuri.KS,  fonipletely  nude,  stands  with  liis  hack  to  the  spectator, 
liis  head,  with  eurlino-  liair,  tlirown  hack  and  his  face  seen  in  three- 
quarter  view.  He  liokls  with  hotli  arms  Ant;eus,  whom  he  raises 
from  tlie  ground.  The  latter,  witli  liis  right  hand,  clutches  Hercules's 
hair  and  grasps  the  arm  of  his  adversary  with  liis  left.  The  figures 
are  ])laeed  in  a  landscape  with  a  rocky  eminence  on  the  left  side. 
On  the  right  is  a  tree  from  the  branches  of  which  hangs  a  shaped 
shield  charged  with  the  coat-of-arnis  of  the  Rovere  family  of  Flor- 
ence.    In  the  distance  are  trees.      In  old.  molded  wood  frame. 

{Ilhistrateil) 


FRANCESCO  (iUARDI 

1712—179:3 
448— r//iir  OF  SAN  GIORGIO  MAGGIOliE,  VENICE 

Hciyhi,  15  inches-  -icidth,  20Vi;  inches 

Ix  the  center  is  tlie  island  of  San  Giorgio  Maggiore.  with  the  church 
distinguished  by  its  classic  portico,  lofty  dome  and  s([uare  campanile, 
and  on  the  right  a  low  brick  building  with  a  round-arched  entrance. 
In  the  foreground  is  the  Lagoon.  Inning  in  the  center  a  gondola 
propelled  by  two  gondoliers,  and  on  the  right  the  prow  of  a  ship 
with  a  flapping  sail.  In  the  distance,  on  the  left,  is  a  shore  with  build- 
iiiffs.    Blue  sky  and  white  clouds. 


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No.   447 — Heuc'ii-es   axd  Axt.eus 


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FRENCH  SCHOOL 

SiXTEENTir    CeNTUKY 

U9^PORTliAIT  OF  A  HOY 

(Canvas) 
Hiiyht,  25  inches;  icidth,  181/,  inches 

Oval  shape.  Halt'-len<>tli  jjortrait,  seen  in  tliree-qiiartev  view  turned 
to  the  left,  of  a  youth  with  lon<<'  hair.  He  is  dressed  in  a  richly  em- 
broidered coat  of  sixteenth  century  style  with  full  sleeves,  lace  cuffs, 
a  falling  lace  collar  and  a  beribboned  under-jerkin.  His  right  hand 
holds  the  hilt  of  a  sword  and  the  left  rests  on  his  hip.  Inscribed: 
"aetatis  svae  VII."     In  old  carved  and  gilded  frame. 

RACHEL  RUYSCH 

Flemish:   166-i— 1750 

450—./  BOWL  OF  F  LOWE  US 

(Panel) 
Hi'u/lit,  17  inches;   icidtli.  2()l,.j  inches 

Ix  a  bronze  bowl  is  a  Ijoiujuet  of  peonies,  roses  and  anemones,  some 
of  which  have  fallen  out  of  the  bowl  and  lie  on  the  table.  In  the 
foregrt)imd  is  a  white  butterfly.  In  a  car\ed  and  gilded  wooden  frame 
by  the  famous  Brostolone  of  Venice. 

LUCA  SIGNORELLI 

Coetona:   1441 — 1523 
4'51—THE  FLA  GELLA  TION 

(Panel) 

To  the  right  of  the  center,  Christ,  undraped  save  for  a  loin  cloth,  is 
tied  with  His  hands  behind  His  back  to  a  post,  the  bands  being 
strengthened  by  a  nude  man  with  violent  contortions.  Around  are 
four  nude  men  with  scourges,  and  on  either  side  Roman  soldiers.  On 
the  left  is  a  group  of  Romans  and  .Jews,  and  I'ilate  seated  on  a  throne 
under  a  canopy.     In  old  molded  wood  frame. 

Heiijht.  14  inches;  rcidth.  IW  inches, 
(llhistniteil) 


^■•^ 


GERMAN  SCHOOL 

Sixteenth   C'exturv 
^52— PORT li AIT  OF  A   YOVNG  WOMAN 

(Panel) 

Height,  21   inches;  -idilfh,  15  inches 

Half-i.kxgtii  figure  of  a  younf)-  woman  sliown  in  full  face.  Her 
dark  hair  is  ])arte(l  in  the  middle,  hrushed  smoothly  back  and  bound 
with  a  circle  of  beads.  Around  her  neck  she  wears  a  necklace  with 
center  clasp  and  dou])le-looped  gold  chain,  while  in  her  left  hand  she 
sujjports  a  riclily  repousse  gold  cup,  the  cover  of  which  she  holds 
in  hei-  right  hand.  Through  an  open  window  on  the  right  is  seen  a 
landscape  with  figiu'es  and  rocky  eminence. 

{Ilhist  rated) 


PRIMITIVE  ITALIAN  SCHOOL 

FOURTEEXTH    CeXTI'KY 

i53— BIRTH  OF  THE  VIRGIX 

(Polygonal    Panel) 

The  polygonal  pictiu'e  is  divided  into  three  parts  by  a  fiat  arch  of 
stone  supported  on  two  clustered  Gothic  cokunns.  The  center  division 
is  occupied  by  the  figure  of  St.  Anne  (the  mother  of  the  Virgin) .  She 
is  seated  upi'ight  in  a  large  bed  at  the  side  of  which  stands  a  woman 
offering  a  platter  of  fruit.  In  the  center  foreground  are  two  figiu'es 
of  women,  one  dressed  as  a  nun,  having  between  them  the  imdraped 
figure  of  the  infant  Virgin.  In  the  right  hand  is  the  figure  of  a  mm 
holding  a  metal  bowl;  in  the  left  hand  are  two  figures  of  women.  In 
the  background  is  seen  an  open  walled  coiu'tyard  with  a  niche  in  which 
is  seen  a  vase  of  flowers.  The  influence  of  Diirer  is  obvious  through- 
out the  composition.     In  old  molded  wood  frame. 

Diameter,  20  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


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FLORENTINE  SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   Century 
454—^  FLORENTINE  PATIUCIAN  AND  HIS   WIFE 

(Fresco) 

Height,  '2'2  iiirlir.'i;  width,  2()K.  inches 

Half-lexgth  i)ortraits,  seen  in  jjrofile,  of  husbaiul  and  wife  in  fif- 
teentli  century  co.stinne.  Tlie\'  stand  faeinsjr  each  otlier  with  uplifted 
hands,  the  man  witli  his  haii"  in  the  style  of  the  jjeriod  and  thin,  pointed 
beard,  his  wife  with  fair  hair  dressed  in  a  knot  behind.  The  fi_<>in'es 
are  placed  in  a  round-arched  niche  with  tiled  backgroinid.  while  at 
the  left  are  seen  the  cupola,  tiled  roof  and  niachicolated  battlement  of 
a  castle.     In  old  carved  and  "ilded  wooden  frame. 


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FRENCH  SCHOOL 

Seventeenth  Century 
4,55— PORTRAIT  OF  AN  ECCLESIASTIC 

(Canvas) 

Hii<)hf.  '2H  hiclifs:   cc'idth.  •23  inches 

Bust  portrait,  the  face  in  three-quarter  view  and  looking  to  tlie  left, 
of  a  niiddle-ao-ed  man,  clean  shaven  and  wearing  a  curled  wig,  a 
turn-over  collar  and  a  loose  hahit  huttoned  up  the  front.  In  old 
pierced,  carved  and  gilded  wood  frame. 


\ 


VENETIAN   SCHOOL 

Fifteenth   ('EXTruv 

456— PORTRAIT  OF  A   PATRICIAN  LADY 


llc'ujht,   27   inches;    -icidfJi.   20   iiichi's 

Three-quarter-i,kx(;tii  portrait  of  a  lady  .staii(liii<^-,  her  face  seen 
in  profile  looking  to  the  right.  She  wears  a  richly  einhroidered  rohe 
of  white  satin  and  an  enihroidered  undergarment  with  tight-fitting 
sleeves,  a  pearl-einhroidered  coif,  and  a  frilled  ruff.  In  her  right 
hand  she  holds  a  rose.  In  the  distance  is  a  mountainous  landscape 
with  the  towers  of  a  castle.     In  car\'ed  and  gilt  wood  frame. 


LAMBERT  LOMBARD  or  SUSTERMANN 

Flemish:   1505—1566 

^57— PORTRAIT  OF  LEOPOLDO  DEI  MEDICI 


Hiir/ht,  '29  iiirlifs;  icidfli,  21  incites 

Half-i,exc;tii  portrait  lookiii<i,-  to  the  left  of  a  young  man  with  long 
(lark  hair,  nmstaclie  and  .small  im2)erial.  He  wears  a  steel  corselet 
with  armpieces,  a  deep  falling  lace  collar  and  a  hlue  sash  across  the 
right  shoulder.  His  right  hand  rests  on  a  steel  helmet.  Dark  back- 
ground. 


LAjMBERT  LOMBARD  or  SUSTERMANN 

Flemish:   1505— 156G 
4>59>— PORTRAIT  OF  A  MEDICI 


Htiyht,  ;j;i 


(Ith,  '25  inches 


Half-length  portrait  of  a  yoiin<>'  man  with  face  flcan  shaven  save 
for  a  light  mustache,  his  curhng  liair  phiited  into  a  h)n<>'  braid  which 
falls  over  his  left  shoulder.  He  wears  a  broad-brimmed  hat,  a  deep 
falling  lace  collar,  a  steel  corselet  and  a  silken  sash  over  the  right 
shoulder.  In  tlie  lower  left-hand  corner  of  the  picture  is  a  steel 
morion. 


xVTTKlBU  TED  TO  FRANCIS  POURBUS 

Flemish:   1569—1622 

4>o'd— PORTRAIT  OF  A  MAXTUAN  NOBLEMAN 


HcUjht,  .'37  hiclicn;  zcidfit,  2y'>;  iiiclii's 

Three-quarter-lex(jtii  portrait  of  a  youth  in  sixteenth  eentnry  cos- 
tume of  striped  green  jerkin,  full  crimson  breeches  and  frilled  lace 
ruff  and  cuffs.  He  wears  a  jeweled  chain  and  is  standing  looking 
to  the  left  and  rests  his  right  hand  on  a  brass-bound  red  velvet  coffer, 
on  which  is  thrown  his  steeple-crowned  hat.  In  carved  and  gilt  wood 
frame. 


LUCAS  CRANACH 

German:   1472 — 1553 

4>60— MADONNA  AND  CHILD 

(Panol) 
Height,  29\.,  niches;  zcidth.  •>•>  iiiclies 

The  Virgin,  strongly  German  in  character,  with  long  fair  hair  fall- 
ing, in  rippling  strands,  over  her  shoulders,  is  seated  facing  the 
si^ectator  with  an  air  of  mild  henignity.  She  wears  a  red  robe  with 
large  sleeves  with  gathered  linen  hands  at  the  wrists.  On  her  lap 
she  supports,  with  both  hands  clasping  His  body,  the  Child  Christ 
undraped  save  for  a  linen  loin  cloth.  AVith  His  head  slightly  on 
one  side  He  looks  iiKiuiringly  at  the  spectator,  rests  His  left  hand 
on  His  Mother's  and  the  right  on  a  bunch  of  grapes  which  she  holds 
in  her  left  hand.     Dark  background. 

Signed  in  the  upper  right-hand  corner  witli   Cranach's  emblem,  a 
f!i/ing  driigon. 

{lUuxtrated) 

TOMMASO  GUIDI   (kxoavn  as  ]MASACCI0) 

Florentine:   1401—14.28 

4^(M—3IADONNA,  CHILD  AND  SAINTS 

(Panel) 
Height,  .'57  inches;   :cidth,  22'. j  inches 

In  the  center  of  the  picture,  upon  a  stone  throne,  sits  the  Virgin 
presenting  her  full  face  to  the  spectator,  wearing  a  blue  mantle  with 
white  linen  veil  draped  over  her  head  and  embroidered  undergar- 
ment. On  her  left  knee  she  holds,  with  her  left  hand,  the  undraped 
figure  of  the  Child  Christ,  who  lifts  His  right  hand  in  the  act  of  bene- 
diction and  holds  in  His  left  a  scrolled  label  inscribed  "ego  sum." 
On  either  side  stand  two  saints,  the  lower  figure  on  the  left  side  wear- 
ing a  bishop's  mitre  and  holding  a  crozier.  All  the  figures  have 
haloes,  that  of  the  Christ  having  a  cross.  In  old,  carved,  molded  and 
painted  frame. 

(Ill  list  rated) 


iB^aagaaspMaE^gaai 


GEORGES  DES  MARIEES 

Fkexch  :   1G97 — 1776 

ElGIITEEXTH     CkXTIKV 

mi—PORTRAIT  OF  A   YOUNG  PlilNCE 


Hcufht,  'I'i  iiichrs:  K-iilth,  25'^.  inclir.s 

Thrj:e-qi^\kteh-lkx(;tii  portrait  seen  in  full  face  .sli,L>litly  turned  to 
the  left  of  a  youth  with  a  notahly  plum])  face,  and  ciu-led  hair.  He 
wears  a  black  turned -up  hat  fastened  at  the  side  with  a  jeweled 
aigrette,  a  short  coat  trimmed  with  ermine  and  an  ermine-lined  crim- 
son mantle.  In  his  left  hand  he  holds  the  scabbard  of  a  sword  which 
he  has  half  drawn  out  with  his  right.  On  a  cushion  on  the  right  is 
an  Im])erial  crown.  On  the  left  is  the  l)ase  of  a  column  with  draperies 
and  in  the  background  a  balustrading  with  s2)herical  fiuial. 


FREXCir  SCHOOL 

S  V.  V  E  X  T  E  E  X  T  H     C  E  X  T  V  K  V 


iU'S—PORTliJIT  OF  A  SOLDIFAi 


Hi'njht,  V.i  ///(/(cs-,-  7ci(lfli,  :U)  iiirht's 


Thkek-quaktek-lexgtii  portrait  of  a  man  with  face  turned  to  the 
right.  He  wears  a  full  curling  peruke,  steel  armor  consisting  of  a 
breastplate  and  armpiece,  a  lace  and  cambric  steenkirk  and  a  silk 
sash.  The  right  hand  rests  on  the  top  of  a  cane.  The  left  is  sup- 
ported by  the  sash.     Background  of  sky  and  clouds. 


SPANISH  SCHOOL 

Sixteenth  Ckntury 

M\^— PORTRAIT  OF  A  SPANISH  NOBLEMAN 

(Canvas) 
Iliiijlif,  oQlj  iiulics;  rcidtli,  -H   inches 

Three-quarter-length  portrait  with  face  turned  to  the  right  of  a 
young  Spanish  nobleman.  He  is  clean  shaven,  save  for  a  slight  mus- 
tache and  dressed  in  a  sixteenth  century  costume  of  pointed  jerkin, 
buttoned  at  the  front  with  tight-fitting  undersleeves  and  puffed  knee 
breeches.  He  wears  a  lined  cloak  thrown  over  the  right  shoulder,  a 
lace  ruflf  around  the  neck  and  ruffed  wristlets.  His  left  hand  rests 
on  the  hilt  of  his  sword.  Dark  background.  Carved  and  gilded 
wood  frame. 


ITAlJxVX   SCHOOL 

Seventeenth   Century 

m5— PORTRAIT  OF  A  SPANISH 

CA RDINAL  ARCHBISHOP 


Height,  571  -2  hichi 


dth.   37    Inchc 


Nearly  full-leiigtli  portrait  of  an  ecclesiastic.  He  stands  facing  the 
spectator,  with  bushy  dark  liair,  a  inustaclie  and  imperial,  wearing 
a  brown-colored  cape  from  undei-  which  appears  a  cassock  with  bands 
of  lace  insertion,  a  Vandyked  border  and  lace  cuflfs  to  the  fidl  sleeves. 
The  right  hand  rests  on  a  table  on  which  stands  an  archbishojj's  mitre 
and  in  the  left  he  holds  a  leather-bound  book  with  silver  clasps.  Dark 
background.     In  old  carved  and  yilded  wood  frame. 


FLEMISH  PRIMITIVE 

F I F  T  K  E  X  T  H    C  E  X  r  r  li  V 

im—TIIK  EXUUUTIOX  OF  CHlilST  TO  THE 

PEOPLE:  WINGS  OF  AN  ALTARPIECE 

(I'juhI) 

HchjJit,  :5S  inches:  xcidth,  11  inches 

Two  rectangular-sliaped  panels.  One  occupied  l)y  a  painting,  in 
monotint,  of  the  figure  of  Cln-ist,  after  the  flagellation,  undraped  save 
for  a  loin  cloth  and  shoulder  cape  and  with  His  hands  tied  in  front 
of  Him,  surrounded  hy  a  soldier  with  a  scourge,  the  Jewish  high 
priest  and  a  man  in  pointed  high  hat;  the  other,  with  a  group  of 
Jews,  lifting  their  hands  and  turning  aside  their  faces  in  an  attitude 
of  negation,  lioth  grou])s  are  on  semi-octagonal  bases  with  acanthus 
hracketings  and  in  arched  niches,  one  of  them  surmounted  hy  a  hell- 
shaped  canopy.    In  old  painted  and  gilded  wood  frame. 


■^ 


ITALIAN  PRIMITIVE 

PisAX   School  of   the   Foi'Rtehnth   Cextury 

mi—TlilPTYCII 

(  Panel ) 

Hcighi,  -iO  tnchcx;  -width,  44'  niches 

Centek  panel  with  pointed  top  and  two  hinged  wings.  Center  panel 
with  subject  in  low  relief  and  in  gilded  gem  of  a  standing  figure  of 
Christ  in  glory  with  right  hand  upraised  in  the  act  of  benediction, 
the  left  hand  holding  a  book  and  with  rays  proceeding  from  the 
wound  in  His  side.  Around  Him  are  twelve  adoring  angels  with 
ujjraised  hands.  The  background  is  incised  with  a  pattern  of  scrolled 
vine  leaves.  Below  is  a  jjainted  panel  representing  the  service  of  the 
Mass.  On  either  side  a  priest  and  a  deacon  are  celebrating  at  an  altar, 
while  in  the  middle  a  priest  administers  the  host  to  a  communicant. 
The  wing  on  the  right  hand  is  occupied  with  a  figure  of  Christ  en- 
throned and  resting  His  hands  on  a  crucifix  on  which  is  a  figure  of 
Himself.  Eelow,  a  monk  is  preaching  from  a  wooden  pidpit  to  an 
audience  of  monks  and  laity,  while  l)elow  stands  a  bearded  and  ton- 
sured monk.  That  on  the  left  is  occupied  at  the  top  with  a  figure 
of  the  Virgin  seated  and  holding  the  Christ  Child.  Eelow  are  twelve 
panels,  each  representing  an  incident  in  the  life  of  Christ,  including 
Christ  bearing  the  Cross,  the  Crucifixion,  the  Flagellation,  the  Trial 
before  Pontius  Pilate  and  the  Keception  into  the  Glory. 


FRANCP^SCO  ITBERTINI    (kxown  as  IL  BACCIIIACCA) 

1494—1557 

mS—THE  CHILDREN  OF  ISRAEL 

A\l)  THE  MIRACLE  OF  MAXNA 

(Pain  I) 

Ix  the  center,  slightly  to  the  left,  stands  JNloses,  directing  the  people 
with  his  rod  of  office.  Some  are  seated  behind  him  and  others  ap- 
proach him  carrying  vessels  of  gold  and  silver  in  which  they  have 
stored  the  manna  which  othei's  are  still  gathering  from  the  gronnd. 
Directly  behind  Closes  stands  iVaron,  emptying  into  a  vessel  held 
by  a  woman  the  "omer"  of  manna  he  was  to  preserve.  In  the  middle 
distance  is  a  rocky  landsca])e  with  other  gronps  of  figures,  some  of 
whom  are  catching  the  (|nail  sent  in  a  miraculous  flight.  In  tiie  fore- 
ground are  leopards,  goats,  an  ox  and  a  giraffe,  and  in  the  distance 
an  arm  of  the  sea  with  mountains  and  buildinys. 


Cy^' 


SPANISH  SCHOOL 

Sevexteexth   C'extiik V 


469— TJ/i?  ROM  AX  DAUGHTER 


(Canvas) 


Hihjht,  ;57  inches:  iddth.  l-i  iiirlirs 

The  Roman  father  fondenined  to  inipi-isoiiiiR'iit  ocrupies  the  center 
of  the  canvas.  He  is  seated  in  his  cell,  nude  save  for  a  mantle  thrown 
over  his  left  shoulder  and  with  his  hands  manacled.  His  stern, 
bearded  face  is  seen  in  profile  turned  to  the  right.  On  the  left,  grasj)- 
in<>-  with  one  hand  the  bars  of  the  "grated  window,  his  youno-  daughter 
stands  looking  inward  at  her  parent.  The  only  light  comes  through 
the  barred  window.     In  old  carved,  painted  and  gilded  wood  frame. 


ATTRIIU'TED  TO  J  AX   1  YT 

Flemish:   1()()9~1661 


^10— STILL  LIFE 


( riuifi ) 


Hciijlit.  ;J7  iiicln:s:  rcidtli.  50  iiiclics 

Ox  the  right,  restiiiy  on  a  tirstled  tal)le  with  a  red  eloth.  is  a  repousse 
brass  vase  in  Avhicli  are  a  Avhite  napkin,  a  l)uneh  of  asparagus  and 
a  blue  and  wliite  delft  bowl  of  strawl)erries.  In  the  eenter  a  dead 
hare,  dueks  and  artieliokes,  while  on  the  left  is  a  round  wiekerwork 
basket  filled  with  l)unehes  of  white  and  purple  grapes.  Dark  back- 
ground. 


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ROMAX  SCHOOL 

Seventeenth   Centvuv 

i71—SET  OF  THREE  DECORATIVE  P AXELS 

H tight ,   41    inches;   iddtli,   .31   iiulies 

Rectaxgular  shape.  In  the  center  of  each  is  an  oval  escutcheon  sup- 
ported by  nude  kneehng  figures  and  surmounted  by  nude  putti. 
These  escutcheons  are  occupied  with  emblematic  devices:  (a)  A  globe, 
an  open  book  and  a  sword;  (b)  the  open    Tables  of  the  Law  and  a  .     i 

hand  clasping  a  naked  sword:  and   (c)   a  bursting  bomb  in  the  air  t) 

above  a  fortress.     Two  have  I>atin  mottoes  and  one  a  French  motto,  v 

on  scrolled  labels.  Above  them  are  the  skulls  of  oxen  and  catenaries 
in  gold:  on  cither  side  are  caryatids,  and  btlnw.  masks  and  festoons 
of  fruit  and  leaves. 


ATTRIBUTED   TO  3IELCHIOR  DHOXDECOETER 

1636—169.5 
il-I— FLOWERS  AND  BIRDS 

(Canvas) 

Height.  67  inches:  width.  50  inches 

Ix  the  foreground  are  two  geese  and  a  mallanl  duck  luning  behind 
them  in  the  middle  distance  a  molded  stone  plinth  of  which  the  top 
is  strewn  with  l)rilliantly  painted  cut  Howers.  On  the  left  is  a  carved 
stone  IVmntaiii  and  on  the  right  a  })eacock.  Above  is  a  looped  drapery 
and,  beyond,  a  park  with  clipped  hedges  and  a  flight  of  marble 
steps  with,  in  the  distance,  a  mansion  of  white  stone.  In  carved  and 
gilded  wood  frame. 

{lUitstrated) 


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SCHOOL  OF  PAXIXI 

Eighteenth   Cextihv 

i7S— RUINS:  PAIR  OF  DECOR  AT  IVE  PANELS 

(Painted  in   'IVniporii   on   Canvas) 
Height,  55  inches:   icidfh,  .'J.S  inches 

(a)  111  the  center,  classic  ruins  consisting  of  a  cluster  of  Corinthian 
columns  with  niarhle  shafts  and  the  springing  of  an  arch.  On  the 
left  are  a  weir  with  falling  water,  a  stream  crossed  hy  a  bridge  and 
a  Palladian  palace.  In  the  immediate  foreground  are  fragments 
of  masonry  and  figures. 

(b)  On  the  right,  a  ruined  portico  with  Doric  columns  and  a  flight 
of  steps.  In  the  distance,  a  Gothic  Church  with  spire  and  gable.  In 
the  immediate  foi-egroimd  on  the  left,  the  large  scrolled  wings  of  a 
flight  of  steps  and  figures,  and  on  the  right  a  broken  rusticated 
column. 

In  slia])(.(l,  molded  and  gilt  wood  frames. 


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SCHOOL  OF  PANINI 

Eighteenth   Century 
i7i~RUINS:  FAIR  OF  DECORATIVE  FANELS 

(Painted  in  Tempera  on  Canvas) 
Height,  5.5  inches:  icidth,  ;i8  inches 

(a)  On  the  left  is  a  classic  ruin  consisting  of  a  seniicirculav  columnar 
peristyle  enclosing  a  pillared  sarco])liag'us  and  surmounted  by  a 
cornice  and  statue.  In  the  foreground  is  a  sweep  of  steps  and  figures. 
On  the  right  is  the  prow  of  a  boat  with  a  furled  sail,  and  in  the  dis- 
tance a  port  with  hills  and  buildings.     Blue  sky  with  white  clouds. 

(b)  On  the  right  is  a  classic  ruin  consisting  of  one  massive  column,  a 
flight  of  steps  and  a  brick  arch  with  a  scaffolding  and  shed  of  wood. 
In  the  center  is  a  stream  of  water  with  a  wooden  bridge  over  which 
two  cows  are  crossing.  On  the  left  is  a  clump  of  trees.  The  bank 
of  the  stream,  with  two  figures,  forms  the  foreground,  and  in  the 
middle  distance  is  a  foimtain  with  figures.  I^andscape  background 
and  blue  sky. 

In  shaped,  molded  and  gilt  wood  frames. 


SCHOOL  OF  PAXINl 

1691—1764^ 

475SEAPORTS:  PAIR  OF  DECORATIVE  PANELS 

(PaiiitccI  ill  Tcnipura  on  C'liinas) 

Height^  5.5  inches:  iddth.  51   inches 

(a)  On  the  right  the  wing  of  a  ruined  chissic  ])()rtico  with  Doric  col- 
umns and  hall-shaped  finials.  In  the  middle  distance  a  ruined  arch 
supported  hy  two  Romanesque  columns.  In  the  immediate  fore- 
groimd  on  the  left  a  large  grindstone  under  a  wot)den  pent  roof  with 
two  men  at  work  and  children  playing,  in  the  middle  distance  a  boat 
with  sail,  on  the  right  a  seaport  and  in  the  distance  an  arcading,  build- 
ings and  a  tower. 

(li)  View  of  a  seaport  with  a  classic  portico  with  twin  Doric  columns 
and  arched  pediment,  a  pointed  arch  with  Corinthian  fluted  columns,  a 
balustrade  and  a  stone  vase.  Below  is  a  stone  cistern  and  figures.  In 
the  center,  an  arm  of  the  sea,  while  in  the  distance  are  classic  ruins 
and  an  obelisk.    Blue  sky  with  white  clouds. 

In  pierced,  carved  and  gilt  wood  frames. 


SCHOOL  OF  PANIXI 

Eighteenth   C'entiry 

176— KUINS:  PAIR  OF  DECORATIVE  PANELS 

(Painted  in  TLni])era  on  Canvas) 

Height,  65  iiicltf.s:  rcidth.  Z)!   incites 

(a)  In  the  center  is  a  classic  ruin  consisting  of  a  variegated  marble 
Composite  Corinthian  column  and  pilaster  with  a  cornice  and  the 
start  of  a  broken  arch.  In  the  foreground  are  two  contadinc,  and  in 
the  middle  distance  a  ruined  arch  with  scaffolding,  a  hoisting  wheel 
and  workmen.  In  the  distance  are  a  pyramidal  building  and  a  square 
tower.    Blue  sky  and  white  clouds. 

(i?)  On  the  right  are  a  round-arched  portico  with  fluted  columns,  a 
balustrade  above  and  stone  vases  at  the  side.  In  the  foreground  is  a 
group  of  soldiers  with  a  standard  and  drum  and  on  the  right  a  broken 
marble  column.  In  the  middle  distance  an  arched  courtyard  with  two 
figin-es,  with  a  moimtainous  landscape  in  the  background.  Blue  sky 
with  white  clouds. 

In  .sha])c(l,  molded  and  gilt  frames. 


BOLOGNESE  SCHOOL 

ElGHTEEXTH     C'eXTUUY 

477— .i  RCHITECTl  'KA  I.  PA  NEL 

(Painted  in  Tcin])era  on  Canvas) 
Hii(/Jit.  79  inclu-s;  rcidfli,  (Hi  inches 

ExTKAXCE  to  a  jjalace.  In  the  center  is  a  round  arch  supported  on 
fluted  Doric  cokiiiins  at  the  base  of  one  of  which  are  two  women  in 
flowing  robes.  On  the  left  is  a  pedestal  surmounted  by  a  statue  of 
JNIinerva  seated  and  a  pedimented  entrance  doorway  with  a  soldier 
in  Roman  armor.  On  the  right  is  a  broken  fluted  column,  and  in 
the  distance,  through  an  arched  and  bahistrated  opening,  is  seen  a 
landscape  with  a  classic  ruin  and  figin-es. 


EOI.OGNESE  SCHOOL 

Eighteenth   Cexti-ry 
478  -J RCHITEC  TURA  L  PA  NEL 

(Paintid  in  Tiinperji  on  Ciinvas) 

Height,  ()5  inclifs;  mdth,  7(5  iiicJies 

Interior  of  a  church.  In  tlie  center  is  a  pointed  arched  bay  sup- 
ported by  projecting  fluted  classic  cokimns  and  enclosing  a  consoled 
pediment  supporting  an  equestrian  statue  in  bronze.  On  the  right 
is  a  sarcophagus-shaped  tomb  and  on  the  left  a  large  wreath-encircled 
vase  with  a  group  of  figures  below.  In  shaped,  molded  and  gilded 
wooden  frame. 


BOLOGNESE  SCHOOE 

ElGHTEEXTH     C'EXTI'IiY 

i79^LA  X1)S(  \  i  PE  PA  XEL 

(  Paiiitfd  in  Tcnipcr.i  on  ("iinvas) 

Hi'ujltt,  85  hichfs:  -.cidtli.  (iO  incJic.i 

The  flio'lit  into  Egypt.  In  the  center  is  the  Virgin,  with  the  Child 
Christ  seated  npon  a  donkey,  with  St.  Joseph  at  her  side.  Ahove 
tliein  is  a  hirge  tree  with  one  broken  hmb  and  foliated  branches.  On 
the  riglit  is  another  tree,  with  a  stream  on  the  banks  of  which  are  two 
figures  and  a  rocky  landscape  in  the  distance.  In  tlie  foreground  on 
the  left  is  a  seated  figure.     In  molded  and  gilt  wood  frame. 


BOLOGNESE  SCHOOL 

Eighteenth   Century 
4>m— LANDSCAPE  PANEL 

(  I'aiiitetl  ill  'IVniptrji  on  C';inv;i.s) 

Iliii/ht,  85  iiirhcs;  xcitltli.  7(i  inches 

A  WATEKFALi,.  Ill  the  center  is  a  tree  with  fohaged  hraiiches,  heneath 
which  a  young  woman  is  seated  on  a  donkey,  with  a  bearded  man  with 
wide-brimmed  hat  by  her  side.  On  tlie  right  is  a  rocky  waterfall, 
formed  of  three  steps,  and  in  the  distance  a  landscape  with  figures. 
In  molded  and  yilt  wood  frame. 


I  'i  A  LI  AX  PR  1  .Al  I'i  1  \'E 

ScHOOi-  OF   Pisa:   Fifteexth   Cextiky 

^Si—FIGUIiE  OF  SAIXT  STEPHEN 

(In   Oil   on   Panels) 

Hchjht,  5  feet  10  inches;  u-idth.  2  fret  10  inches 

P^'iGUKE  of  a  saint  shown  as  a  deacon,  clean  shaven,  standing  upright, 
holding  in  his  right  hand  a  palm  branch  and  in  his  left  an  open  book. 
His  head  is  tonsured,  surmounted  by  the  syinl)olic  stone  and  sur- 
rounded l)y  a  gilt  halo.  He  wears  a  rich  deacon's  dalmatic,  the  collar 
embroidered  with  an  "Ave  ]Maria,"'  the  body  with  crane-like  birds 
symmetrically  disposed,  and  the  cuffs  and  apparel  of  rich  brocade. 
The  alb  below  is  of  white  linen  with  a  brocaded  apparel,  and  the 
maniple  is  embroidered  with  crosses.  Behind  him  is  a  brocaded  hang- 
ing, and  he  stands  in  front  of  a  square  recess,  the  side  pierced  with 
Romanesque,  round-arched  windows,  through  which  are  seen,  on  one 
side,  a  landscape  with  winding  stream  and  a  turreted  building  and,  on 
the  other,  two  yew  trees.  At  the  same  side  kneels  the  miniature  figure 
of  a  tonsured  ecclesiastic  with  a  scrolled  label  inscribed  in  Gothic 
characters,  "fkat  maten  iay  prior."    In  molded  and  gilt  wood  frame. 


FLORENTINE   I'UI.MITIVE 

FiFTEEXTH     CeNTUKV 

i82—THE  STORY  OF  DAEDALUS 

Height,  23  iiicJirs:  length,  71    inches 

Front  ol'  a  cassonc  divided  into  three  panels,  separated  by  fluted 
pilasters  and  flanked  by  figures  of  warriors  with  clubs  holding  pointed 
shields.  In  the  left-hand  panel  Theseus  and  the  ]Minotaur  are  shown 
in  the  Labyrinth  constructed  by  King  Minos.  At  the  entrance  are 
the  King  and  a  sentinel,  and  on  the  left  is  a  river  with  the  prow  of  a 
ship.  The  background  is  a  landscape.  In  the  center,  ^Egeus  is  cast- 
ing himself  into  the  sea,  where  his  son.  in  error,  displays  a  black  sail, 
while  in  the  right-hand  panel,  Daedalus  is  shown  flying  in  the  air  with 
the  wings  he  made  for  himself  and  his  son  Icarus,  \\\\o  is  falling  into 
the  lacarian  sea,  owing  to  the  melting  in  the  sun  of  the  wax  which 
fastened  liis  wings. 

{Illustrated) 


SCHOOL  OF  riSA 

F  O  r  R  T  E  E  X  T  IT     C  E  X  T  l^  K  V 

^m -ITALIAN  PRIMITIVE 

(111  Teiii])C'i';i  on  I'aiu'l) 
Height,  6  feet  .3  inches 

Oxi-,  wing  of  an  altarpiece.  Divided  into  two  panels  by  borders 
painted  in  imitation  of  geometrically  patterned  marble  inlay.  In 
the  u])i)er  panel  is  a  figure  of  God  the  Father  in  the  character  of 
Judge.  He  is  shown  as  a  bearded  man.  dressed  in  flowing  robes, 
and  seated  on  a  throne  with  canopied  top  and  column  supported 
wings.  He  holds  in  His  right  hand  a  scepter  and  points  to  one 
side  with  the  index  finger  of  His  left.  In  the  panel  below  is  shown 
the  death  of  a  bishop,  avIio.  in  mitre,  and  ecclesiastical  robes,  lies 
stretched  on  a  drapery-festooned  bier.  At  one  side  an  acolyte  swings 
a  thurifier,  his  head  is  supported  by  a  priest  in  embroidered  cope,  in 
front  of  him  a  woman  holds  her  hand  to  her  face  with  an  expression 
of  grief  and  on  the  left  stands  a  tonsured  priest.  Below  is  painted 
a  fringed  curtain  \\  ith  embroidered  border. 


FOURTH  AFTERNOON'S   SALE 

FRIDAY,  AI'UII.  •_'(),  1918 
AT  TIIK  AMERICAN   ART  GALLERIES 

liK(;iXXlX(i    AT    '2.'M)    ()\l,(K'K 


487 — FiFTEKXTii  Ckxtuky  Italian  Cakved  Wood  Mikkok 

Rectangular  mirror  in  molded  frame  enriched  with  egg  and  dart 
and  headed  carvings,  surmounted  h\  a  molded  and  fluted  cornice 
and  a  cresting  of  two  scrolled  cornucopia\     Apron  carved  with     ,  S 


two  half  figures  of  winged  sphinxes  and  a  shaped  shield. 

Height.  25   'niches:  icidtli,  10' 2  inehes. 


487a — Skvkxtkkxtii   Ckxtcuy  Italian  Cakvkd  Wood  ^Iiuuok 

Circular  mirror,  the  frame  carved  with  two  half-length  nude     'y 
figures  of  putti  holding  a  crown  and  terminating  in  acanthus- 
leaf  scrollino's. 


488 — Sixteenth  Century  Flokentine  Carved  and  Gilded  Wood 
Mirror 
Circular  mirror  surrounded  by  a  border  carved  witb  the  clasped 
hands  of  St.  Francis  of  Assisi  and  a  Cherub  and  set  in  a  Taber- 
nacolo  frame  with  seniicircidar  pediment,  flanked  and  sur- 
mounted by  rosettes  and  honeysuckle  ornaments,  enclosing  a 
female  figure  holding  two  shaped  shields  and  supported  on  two  As 
cylindrical  Doric  pilasters.  JNIolded  base  with  carved  plintli 
and  shaped  ajjron.    Partially  gilded. 

Iltiglif.  2()  iiiclu's;  ichltli.  Mi  inches. 
(lUust  ratal) 

489 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Carved  Wood  INIirror 

Rectangular  mirror  in  Tabernacolo  frame  with  voluted  and 
scrolled  pediment,  molded  and  dentelled  cornice  and  plaui  frieze 
suijported  on  fluted  and  astragalled  pilasters.  ^lolded  base  and 
shaped  apron  outlined  with  voluted  .scrolls. 

Height,  "ifi  iiirhex;  rcidth,   l.'5l-_>  inches. 
{lUustrated) 

490 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  Wood  INIirror 

Rectangular  mirror  in  Tabernacolo  frame  with  round-arched 
pediment  flanked  and  surmounted  by  volutes  and  honeysuckle 
ornaments,  with  molded  cornice  and  plain  frieze  supported  by 
two  fluted  and  astragalled  pilasters  with  Ionic  capitals.  INIolded 
base  and  apron  carved  with  two  ciu'ved  cornucoi)ia'  and  a  shaped 
shield. 

Height.  '.W  inches:   iciilth.   1 4  inches. 

(Ill  It  St  rated) 


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4.91 — SixTEEXTH  Cextury  Itai.iax  Carved  Wood  ]Mirkor 

Circular  mirror  with  frame  carved  as  a  bandetl  wreath  of  fruits 
and  leaves  surmounted  by  an  eagle  with  outstretched  wings 
flanked  by  winged  dragons  and  with  an  apron  carved  with 
voluted  cornucopiiu,  a  Pan's  pipes  and  scrollings. 

Height,  24  iiicJuii;  nidtli.  15  iiuhcs. 
(lUufitrtital) 

492 — Fii'TEEXTir  Cextury  Fi.orextixe  Carved  Wood  ]Mirror 
Frame 
Rectangular  tablet  of  marble  incised  with  an  oval  medallion 
within  a  rectangular  border,  within  a  molded  frame  of  wood 
carved  with  flutings  and  headings,  surmounted  by  a  band  of 
wood  carved  with  flutings  and  molded  and  iluted  cornice  and  a 
voluted  pediment,  with  an  oval  escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat- 
of-arms  in  the  center.  Voluted  side  brackets  and  shaped  apron 
carved  with  acanthus  leaves  and  a  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of- 
arms. 

(Illiisfratcd) 

493 — Sixteenth  Cextury  Italian  Carved  Wood  ]Mirror 

Circular  mirror  in  frame  carved  as  a  wreath  of  flowers,  fruits 
and  leaves,  surmounted  by  a  shaped  cresting  carved  with  drag- 
ons and  with  an  apron  carved  with  voluted  acanthus-leaf  scroll- 
ings and  a  sha])ed  shield. 

Height.  21  iiiehes-  leidth.   V.i  iitehes. 

{Ill  IIS  till  fed) 

494 — Set  of  Six  Eighteexth  Century  Itai.iax  Waexut  Arm- 
chairs OF  THE  Directory  Period 
Square  backs,  with  molded  side  supports,  voluted  ears  and 
shaped  head  rail  carved  with  shells,  acanthus  leaves  and  diapers. 
Curved  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  arms  on  car\ed  cabriole  sup- 
ports. Serpentine  seat  fronts  carved  with  shells,  acanthus  leaves 
and  diapers;  curved  legs  with  voluteil  feet  and  curved  cross 
stretchers.     Seats  and  backs  paneled  witli  woven  canework. 

(Illiisf  rated) 


495 — Set  op^  Six  Eighteenth  Cextury  Italian  Walnut  Chairs 
OF  the  Direc'toky  Period 
Square  backs,  witli  incurved  tops,  reeded  and  carved  side  sup- 
ports and  horizontal  splats  enclosini>'  oval  panels  with  reeded 
frames.  Circular  seats,  with  molded  frames  carved  with  central 
rosettes  and  l)roken  by  quatrefoiled  dies  which  serve  as  the  ter- 
minations of  the  square  curved,  reeded  and  carved  legs.  Seats 
and  backs  ])aneled  with  woven  cancwork. 

(Illustrated) 

49G — Se^t.nteenth  Century  Italian  Walnut  Chair 

High  back,  with  turned  and  medallion  carved  side  supports, 
carved  ball  finials;  oval  panel  with  scrolled,  voluted  and  acan- 
thus-leaf carved  frame  and  cresting  pierced  and  carved  with 
voluted  scrolls  and  acanthus  leaves.  Reeded  seat  front,  flanked 
by  rosetted  dies,  and  turned  and  carved  bulbous  legs  with  pear- 
shaped  feet.     Back  and  seat  paneled  with  woven  canework. 

{ 111  II. it  ni  ted) 

497 — Set  of  Six  Eighteenth  Ckntury  French  Walnut  ^Vrm- 

CHAIRS    OF    the    I^OUIS    XVI    PeRIOD 

Oval  backs,  with  molded  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  frames; 
curved,  molded  and  voluted  arms  on  curved  molded  supports. 
Bowed  molded  seat  front,  fianked  by  rosetted  dies,  and  turned 
tapering  and  fluted  legs.  Scats  and  backs  paneled  with  woven 
canework. 

{Illustrated) 

498 — Set  of  Six  Eighteenth  Century  Walnut  Itai,ian  Arm- 
chairs OF  THE  Louis  XV  Period 
Rectangular  backs,  with  molded  and  carved  side  su])i)orts  and 
sliaped  head  rails  carved  with  shells,  acanthus  leaves  and  dia- 
perings.  Straight  car^•ed  arms  on  curved  supports  carved  with 
acanthus  leaves;  serpentine  seat  fronts  carved  with  shells  and 
acanthus  leaves,  and  cabi-iole  legs  with  shell-carved  knees. 
Backs  and  seats  ])anelcd  with  woven  canework. 

(Ilhist  rated ) 


499 — EiGHTEKXTii  Ckxti'ky  North  Italian  Walnut  Arjichair 
Shield-sliaped  hack,  with  scrolled  and  shell-carved  frame, 
pierced  and  carved  head  rail  and  center  vase-shaped  splat, 
scrolled  and  carved.  Cm'ved  scrolled  arms  on  cahriole  acanthus- 
leal'  carved  supports;  howed  seat  front  with  shaped  and  carved 
apron,  cahriole  legs  and  curved,  scrolled  and  carved  stretcher 
and  side  rails.     Seat  and  hack  in  woven  canework. 

.500 — Early  Eic;htkknth  Century  Vknetlvn  Walnut  Armchair 
or  THE  Ivouis  X^''  Period 
Shield-sha2)ed  hack,  with  molded  frame  and  pierced  and  carved 
cresting.  Curved,  molded  and  voluted  arms  on  curved,  molded 
su])ports.  Bowed  seat  front,  with  pierced  and  rococo  scroll 
carved  apron;  cahriole  legs,  with  scroll  carved  knees  and  voluted 
feet.  Seat  and  hack  ccnered  with  silk  damask  woven  on  a 
rose-colored  ground  in  a  pattern  of  scrolls  and  floral  sprays. 

(lUii.^trafcil) 

.501 — Set  oe  Four  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Arm- 
chairs OE  THE  Louis  XVI  Period 
Spade-shaped  backs,  with  molded  frames  carved  with  husk  pat- 
ternings.  Enclosing  shaped  medallions  with  molded  frames  and 
with  carved  shells  in  the  spandrels.  Bowed  seat  fronts,  carved 
with  husk  patternings  and  flanked  hy  rosetted  dies.  Turned 
tapering  and  lluted  legs.  Seats  covered  and  hacks  jjaneled  with 
satin  damask.    Carving  gilded. 

{Ill  II  strafed) 

502 — Set  oe  Four  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Arm- 
chairs OF  THE  Louis  XVI  Period 
Square  open  hacks,  with  molded  frame  enclosing  circular  me- 
dallions, with  frames  carved  and  pierced  in  a  pattern  of  animlar 
interlacements.  Cui'ving  molded  arms,  straight  molded  seat 
fronts  flanked  hy  rosetted  dies  and  turned  ta])ering  and  fluted 
legs.    Seats  covered  and  l)acks  paneled  with  satin  damask. 

{Ilhistnitiil) 


503 — Set  ok  Six  Roman  Walnut  Akmchaius  of  the  Louis  XVT 
Pekiod 
Square  backs,  with  reeded  frames,  rounded  tops  and  carved 
crestings.  Curved  reeded  and  voluted  arms  on  curved  reeded 
supports.  Bowed  molded  seat  fronts,  and  tapering  turned  and 
fluted  legs  with  hall  feet.  Seats  and  backs  covered  with  green 
satin  damask  woven  in  a  design  of  scrolls  and  flowers. 

(lUii.'itratal) 

.504 — Pair  Roman  Walnut  Akmchairs  of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Similar  to  the  above,  with  the  exception  of  the  covering,  which 
is  in  red  satin  damask. 

50.5 — Set  of  Four  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Arm- 
chairs OF  THE  Sheraton  Period 
Scjuare  open  backs,  with  frames  carved  with  a  bead  and  reel 
pattern  and  with  vertical  slats  pierced  with  geometrical  inter- 
lacements. Flat  curved  arms  on  curved  supports,  bead  and 
reel  carved  seat  fronts  flanked  by  rosetted  dies  and  square  tap- 
ering legs  witli  spade-shaped  feet.  Seats  covered  with  satin 
damask. 

{I  II II. strut  til) 

50(5 — Set  of  Four  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Walnut 
Chairs  of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Oval  I)acks  carved  with  interlaced  strapwork  and  floral  crest- 
ing; circular  seats,  the  frames  carved  with  interlaced  strapwork 
and  broken  by  square  rosetted  dies.  Four  tapering  turned 
fluted  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  legs  with  pear-shaped  feet. 
Seats  and  backs  upholstered  with  silk  brocade  in  a  pattern  of 
classical  figiu'cs  and  A'itru\ian  scrollings. 

(Illii.striital) 

507 — Set  of  Four  IjAte  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Arm- 
chairs OF  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Open  backs  of  interlaced  ovals,  with  molded  frames  and  carved 
medallion  cresting.  Curving  voluted  arms  on  ciu'ved  acanthus- 
leaf  carved  supports.  Bowed  molded  seat  fronts,  pierced  and 
carved  with  festoons  and  flanked  by  rosetted  dies.  Turned 
tajjering  and  fluted  legs.     Seats  covered  with  satin  damask. 

(Illii.striitcil) 


508 — Set  of   Fouu   Latk  Eujiitkkxth   Ckxti'uy   Italiax  Akm- 

CHAIRS    OF    THE    ShERATON    PeKIOD 

Open  shield-shaped  hacks,  with  slats  pierced  and  carved  with 
diamond  medallions  and  husk  festoons;  curving  molded  arms 
and  molded  seat  fronts  carved  with  festoons  and  flanked  hy 
rosetted  dies.  Square  tajjering  legs,  carved  with  husk  pendants, 
and  with  hall  feet.  Seats  covered  with  satin  damask.  Carving 
gilded. 

(Ill  list  ratal) 

509 — Pair  of  I.atk  Eigiitkextii   Cextury  Italiax   Gilt  iVR:\i- 

CHAIRS    OF    THE    LaTE    LoUIS    XA'I    PeRIOD 

Sjjade-shaped  hacks,  with  rounded  tops  and  molded  frames. 
Curving  upholstered  arms,  witli  cur\e(l  molded  and  voluted 
front  supports.  JNIolded  howed  seat  front  and  s(}uare  tapering 
paneled  legs  with  acorn  feet.  Backs,  arms  and  seats  are  cov- 
ered with  hlue  silk  hrocade,  woven  in  a  design  of  ])illared 
pavilions  and  vases  of  flowers.    Frames  completely  gilded. 

{Illii.sl  ratal) 

510 — Pair  of  Late  EiciiiJ'EExrii   Cextury  Italiax   Ctii.t  Arm- 
chairs   OF    THE    I^ATE    LoUIS    XVI    PeRIOU 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 

511 — Pair  of  IjAte  Eighteexth  Cextury  Italiax   Gilt  Arm- 
chairs OF  THE  Late  I^ouis  X^"I  Period 
Similar  to  Catalogue  No.  509. 

512 — Set  of  Six  I^ate  EuiiiTEEXTii  Cexti'ry  Italiax  Gilt 
Chairs  of  the  I>ouis  XVI  Period 
Oi^en  shield-shaped  hacks,  with  scrolled  and  douhle  voluted 
frames,  molded  and  carved  with  sprays  of  foliage.  The  vertical 
open  splats  are  pierced  and  carved  in  the  form  of  classic  vases, 
with  handles  from  which  s])ring  three  stems  of  acanthus  leaves. 

(I  II 11. it  ratal) 

513 — Pair  of  Late  Eighteexth  Cextury  Italiax  Gilt  Chairs 
OF  THE  I>ouis  X^'I   Period 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


514 — Skt  of  Six  Eighteenth  Century  North  Italian  Gilt 
Armchairs  of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Shield-sliaped  hacks,  with  arched  frames  carved  in  guillnche 
patterning  and  floral  medallions,  curved  molded  and  voluted 
arms  on  turned  tapering  and  fluted  supports,  howed  seat  fronts 
carved  with  circular  medallions  and  turned  tapering  and  fluted 
legs.  Seats  and  backs  u2iholstered  in  silk  brocade  woven  in  a 
pattern  of  Vitruvian  scrolls  and  animals. 

(Ilhistnifnl) 

.51.5 — Set  of  Six  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Walnut 
Armchairs 
Shield-shaped  backs,  with  carved  and  pierced  rococo  scrolled 
frames  and  floral  and  rocaille  head  rails.  Curved  voluted  and 
molded  arms;  seat  frames  carved  with  scrolls  and  rocaille  orna- 
mentation and  cabriole  legs.  Seats  and  backs  upholstered  in 
Hungarian  point  embroidery  in  a  design  of  scrolls  and  flowers 
on  a  yellow  ground. 

( lU  Its  f  rated) 

.516 — Set  of  Three  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Painted 
and  Gilt  Armchairs  of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Circidar  backs,  with  frames  carved  with  laurel-leaf  wreaths, 
spreading  molded,  carved  and  voluted  arms  on  molded,  carved 
and  turned  supports.  Bowed  molded  and  carved  seat  fronts 
and  tapering  turned  fluted  and  pointed-leaf  carved  legs  with 
pear-shaped  feet.  Backs  and  seats  upholstered  in  blue  and 
white  silk  damask  woven  in  a  pattern  of  classical  figures. 
Frame  painted  white  and  gilt. 

(lU  list  ratal) 

517 — Pair  of  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Gilt  Chairs 
of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Rectangular  back  with  rounded  top  and  melon-shaped  flnials, 
with  molded  and  carved  frame,  car\'ed  acanthus-leaf  enriched 
arms  on  carved  supports  carved  with  acanthus  leaves.  Bowed 
molded  and  carved  seat  fronts  with  rosetted  centers  flanked  by 
square  dies  and  with  square  tapering  molded  and  carved  legs 
with  ball  feet.  Seats  and  backs  covered  with  blue  and  white 
silk  damask  woven  in  a  design  of  classical  figures.  Frames 
entirely  gilt. 

(Illustratal) 


518 — Pair  of  Sevextkenth  Centuky  Venetian  Walnut  Chairs 
Kectangular  l)acks,  with  square  side  supports.  SeroUed,  vo- 
luted  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  legs,  with  pierced,  carved, 
scrolled  and  voluted  front  rails  and  square  side  and  back  rails. 
Seats  and  backs  covered  with  Hunoarian  point  embroidered  in 
designs  of  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  vases  and  finished  with 
deep  silken  fringe. 


.519 — Fair   of   Eighteextii   Centikv    Italian    Painted   Chairs 

Shield-shaped    molded    and    carved   backs,    scrolled    serpentine      ^ 
seat  fi-onts  and  cabriole  legs.     Seats  and  backs  covered  with  silk  ^"^ 
brocade  woven  in  a  rose-colored  and  white  striped  and  floral 
pattern.    Frames  jiainted  white. 


520 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular  backs,  with  gilt  acaiitlius-lcal'  carved  finials.  Curv- 
ing flat  volutcd  arms  on  curved  acanthus-leal'  carved  supjjorts. 
Straight  square  legs  on  square  base  rails,  with  paw  terminations 
and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  a  rosette  and  voluted  scrolls. 
Seats  and  backs  covered  with  cut  velvet  in  a  diapered  design 
secured  with  oval  brass-headed  nails  and  finished  with  a  silken 
frins'e.    Carvino-  oilded. 


521 — Pair  of  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  (iii/r  Chairs  of  the 
Louis  XV  Period 
Straight  upholstered  backs,  with  shaped  tops,  square  seats  and 
cabriole  legs  carved  at  the  knees  with  scrolled  escutcheons  and 
with  paw  feet.  Frames  gilt.  Backs  and  seats  covered  with  silk 
brocade  woven  in  a  pattern  of  floral  sprays  on  a  white  ground. 


522 — Sixteenth  Century  Flokentine  Waenut  Armchaik 

Rectangular  hack  witli  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials.  Flat 
molded  arms  on  turned  haluster-shaped  supports,  straight 
square  and  tin-ned  legs  on  stiuare  hase  with  paw  terminations 
and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted  scrollings  and  a  central 
egg-shaped  escutcheon.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contem- 
porary tapestry,  the  hack  woven  in  a  design  of  a  large  goat's- 
head  trophy  with  crossed  swords. 

523 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


524 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


-Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentie  Walnut  Chairs 
Rectangular   upholstered    backs    and    seats;    turned    baluster- 
shaped  legs,  with  turned  front  rails,  side  rails  and  stretchers. 
Seats  and  backs  upholstered  in  sixteenth  century  varicolored 
woven  stuff  finished  with  silken  fringe. 


526 — Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Wai.nut  iVRMciiAiK 

Shield-shaped  back,  with  molded  and  scrolled  side  supports  and 
head  rail  carved  with  a  circular  portrait  medallion,  curved  and 
molded  arms  on  carved  sujjports,  bowed  scrolled  and  medal- 
lioned  seat  front  and  cabriole  legs.  Seat  and  back  upholstered 
in  silk  brocade  woven  in  a  design  of  floral  sprays. 


527 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

High  rectangular  back  with  finial  carved  as  female  mask, 
flat  voluted  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  supports,  straight 
square  and  turned  legs  on  square  base  rails  Avith  paw  termina- 
tions and  deep  front  rail,  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrolls 
and  cherubim  and  with  scrolled  and  voluted  apron.  Back  and 
seat  covered  with  contemporary  tapestry,  the  back  woven  in 
design  of  a  soldier  in  sixteenth-century  costume  and  carrying  a 
musket. 

{Ilbt.ifrntal) 

528 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

High  rectangular  back,  with  finial  carved  as  female  mask,  flat 
voluted  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  supports,  straight 
square  and  turned  legs  on  square  base  rails  with  paw  termina- 
tions and  deep  front  rails  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrolls 
and  cherubim  and  with  scrolled  and  voluted  apron.  Back  and 
seat  covered  with  contemporary  tapestry,  the  back  woven  in 
design  of  a  huntsman,  in  sixtecnth-centm-y  costume  and  carry- 
ing a  musket. 

(Ilhistnital) 

529 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular  backs,  with  gilt  carved  finials,  straight  flat  molded 
arms  on  scpiare  supports  carved  with  acanthus  leaves.  Square 
legs  and  base  rails  with  paw  terminations.  Backs  and  seats,  the 
latter  with  deep  apnms,  covered  with  cloth-of-gold  silk  having 
a  pattern  of  acanthus-leaf  scrolls,  tulips  and  floweis  in  silk  ap- 
plique bordered  with  gold.     CarAing  gilt. 

{1 II  list  ratal ) 

530 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Cknti'kv  I-^i.orentine  Walnut  ^Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangular  backs,  with  gilt  carved  finials;  straight  flat  molded 
arms  on  scjuare  supports  carved  with  acanthus  leaves.  Scpiare 
legs  and  base  rails  with  paw  terminations.  Backs  and  seats, 
the  latter  with  deep  aprons,  covered  with  cloth-of-gold  having  a 
])attern  of  acanthus-leaf  scrolls,  tulips  and  flowers  in  silk  ap- 
])li(|uc  embroidery  bordered  with  gold.     Carving  gilt. 


531 — Seventeenth  Century  Venetian  Wai,nut  Armchair 

Straight  back  with  turned  side  supports,  witli  center  panel  sur- 
rounded by  scrolls  and  shells  and  with  cresting  carved  to  cor- 
respond. Boldly  scrolled  and  voluted  arms  on  scrolled  sup- 
ports. Scrolled  and  voluted  legs  with  deep  front  rail,  also 
carved  with  a  shell  and  voluted  scrolls.  Seats  covered  and  back 
paneled  with  Hungarian  point  enihi-oidered  in  a  design  of  a  vase 
on  a  pedestal  and  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  finished  with 
knotted  fringe. 


532 — Pair  of  Ki(iHTEENTii  Century  Itajjan  Walnut  Armchairs 
Shield-shaped  backs,  the  head  rails  carved  with  rose  blossoms. 
Curved  and  voluted  arms  on  carved  supports.  Carved  serpen- 
tine seat  fronts  and  cabriole  legs.  Seats  and  hacks  covered  in 
silk  brocaile  with  rose-colored  "round. 


533 — Se^t.nteexth  Ckntuky  Roman  Cahykd  and  (iii/r  Wood 
Armchatk 
Strai^lit  hiu'k,  with  arclifd  toj).  carved  and  molded  frame  and 
scrolled  crestiny,  carved  with  festoons  of  Howers,  acanthus 
leaves  and  pointed  leaf  and  berry  pendants.  Scrolled  and 
voluted  arms  carved  with  acanthus  leaves  on  voluted  scroll  sup- 
ports, scrolled  and  voluted  legs  carved  with  acanthus  leaves  and 
scrolled  acanthus-leaf  carved  cross  stretchers  carved  with  shells 
at  their  intersections.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  silk  brocade 
woven  in  a  pattern  of  scrolls,  leaves  and  flowers  and  finished 
with  silken  frinue.    Frame  entirelv  gilded. 


534 — Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Walnut  Armchair 

Open  back,  with  arched,  molded  and  beaded  head-rail  and  vase- 
shaped  central  splat  carved  with  imbrications  and  an  oval  leaf- 
carved  medallion.  Curved  and  voluted  arms  on  fluted  tapering 
columnar  top.  incurved  l)caded  seat  front  and  fluted  tapering 
leg's.    Seat  covered  with  red  and  white  silk  brocade. 


535 — Pair  of  Eaki.y  Eighteenth  Century  Venetian  Gilt 
Chairs  oe  the  Louis  XIV  Period 
Shai^ed  backs,  with  scrolled,  voluted  and  acantluis-leaf  carved 
frames.  Cabriole  legs,  floridly  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrolls, 
and  grotesque  masks  and  with  voluted  feet.  Scrolled  and  acan- 
thus-leaf carved  cross  stretchers,  with  pineapple  finials.  Backs 
paneled  and  seats  covered  with  red  velvet,  the  latter  finished 
with  silk  yalloon  and  fringe.    Frames  entirelv  gilt. 


5iiG — Set  of  Four  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Walnut 
Chairs 
Shield-shaped  hacks,  with  molded  side  supports  and  head  rails. 
Serpentine  carved  seat  fronts  and  carved  ca])riole  legs.  Seats 
and  l)acks  covered  in  red  silk  brocade  with  stripes  of  white  and 
areen. 


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537 — Seventeenth  Cextuky  Venetian  Cauved  anu  Gilt  \Vo(JD 
Armchair 
Straight  upliolstered  hack,  with  shaped  cresting  pierced  and 
carved  in  a  design  of  a  sliield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arnis,  sur- 
mounted hy  a  coronet  and  flanked  hy  voluted  scrolhngs  and 
floral  pendants.  Kococo  scrolled  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  arms 
on  molded  supports  carved  with  masks,  scrolled  legs  on  voluted 
feet  and  scrolled  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  cross  stretchers  with 
pointed  finial.  Back  and  seat  covered  Avith  crimson  velvet  em- 
hroidered  with  silver  thread  in  a  design  of  a  sliield,  charged  witli 
a  coat-of-arms,  surrounded  hy  scrollings,  flowers  and  leaAes,  and 
finished  with  silk  fringe.     T'rame  entirely  gilded. 

.538 — Eighteenth  Century  Itaijan  Walnut  Armchair 

Shield-shaped   molded   and   carved   back,   curved   molded   and 
voluted   arms   on   molded   and   carved  supports,   scrolled   and  £  o 
carved  bowed   seat   front  and   caliriole  legs.      Seat   and   back 
covered  with  silk  ])i-ocade  Avoven  in  a  pattern  of  floral  sprays  on 
a  rose-colored  ground. 


539— Seventeenth  Cextuky  Venetian  Walnut  Armchair 

Strai<4lit  back,  with  shaped  top.  Curving,  molded,  voluted  and 
carved  arms  on  hulhous  acanthus-leaf  carved  supports.  Turned 
legs,  with  acanthus-leaf  carved  domed  feet  and  deep  front  rail 
pierced  and  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrollings.  Back  and  seat 
covered  in  yellow  and  red  brocatelle  woven  in  a  design  of  acan- 
thus-leaf scrolls  and  flowers  and  finished  with  silken  fringe. 


.iiO — Set  of  Six  EuiiiTEENTii  Century  Italian  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Shield-shaped  hacks,  with  molded  side  supports  and  head  rails 
carved  with  volutes  and  acanthus  leaves.  Curved,  molded  and 
voluted  arms,  carved  with  acanthus  leaves,  on  curved  supports. 
Carved  and  scrolled  bowed  seat  fronts  and  cabriole  legs  carved 
with  acanthus  leaves  at  the  knees.  Seats  and  backs  covered  in 
red  silk  brocade  with  white  and  green  stripe. 


541 — Seventeenth  Centx  ky  ^^KNKTIAN  AValnut  Armchair 

Straight  hack,  with  shaped  top.  Curving,  molded,  vohitcd  and 
carved  arms  on  acanthiis-leaf  carved  supports.  Scrolled  and 
acanthus-leaf  carved  legs  on  voluted  feet,  with  deep  pierced 
front  rail  pierced  and  carved  with  linked  acanthus  and  pointed- 
leaf  scrollings.  Square  back  rail.  Seat  and  hack  co^■ered  with 
yellow  and  red  l)i-()catellc  woven  in  a  design  of  acanthus  scrolls 
and  flowers  and  finished  with  silken  frinoe. 


.542 — Set  of  Foik  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  W^venut 
Chairs 
Shield-shajjed  hacks,  with  molded  and  carved  side  supports  and 
head  rails,  howed  and  carved  seat  fronts  and  molded  and  carved 
cabriole  legs.  Seats  and  backs  covered  with  silk  brocade  woven 
in  a  design  of  floral  sprays  on  rose-colored  grounds. 


5i3 — EiGHTEKXTii  Ckxtuky  Cakvkd  and  Painted  ^"KNKTIAN  Chair 
Straight  open  back,  with  s(iiiare  reeded  side  supports,  molded 
head  rail  carved  with  crossed  palm  branches,  and  oval  medallion 
with  sunken  molded  panel  painted  with  wreath.  At  the  angles  i-^ 
are  car\ed  rosettes.  Serpentine  seat  front,  carved  with  a  central 
acanthus-leaf  scroll,  and  turned  tapering  and  fluted  legs.  Seat 
covered  with  red  silk  brocade. 


oH — Skventeenxii  Centtuy  \'enetian  Walnut  Chau! 

Straight  square  back  and  seat.  Scrolled  and  acanthus-leaf 
carved  legs  with  pierced  and  carved  scrolled  and  voluted  front 
rail  and  scjuare  side  rails.  Seat  and  back  covered  in  Hungarian 
point  finished  with  silk  fringe. 

54.5 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Flokextixe  Akmchah} 

Straight  back,  with  carved  and  gilt  finials.     Straight  molded         / 
arms  on  turned  baluster  supports,  turned  legs  and  s([uare  base       /O 
rails  with  paw  terminations.     Seat  and  back  covered  with  red      ^^ 
and  yellow  brocatelle  secured  with  brass-headed  nails  and  fin- 
ished with  silk  fringe. 


.540 — Pah{  oe  Sixteextii   Centuky  Feokentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Straight  backs,  with  carved  and  gilt  acanthus-leaf  linials,  curved 
fiat  voluted  arms  on  tiu'iied  supports,  and  scjuare  legs,  with  deep 
front  rails  car^■ed  with  voluted  scrolls  and  gilded.     Seats  and 
backs  in  contemporary  leather  secured  with  brass-headed  nails      o 
and  finished  with  silken  fringe.     The  back  tooled  in  gold  with  ,^^ 
scrolled  armorial  shield. 


.547 — Sixteenth  Centi'ry  Florentine  \Valnut  Arju  hahj 

Straight  square  back  with  carved  and  gilt  finials.  Hat  cin-\ed 
arms  on  cin-ved  acanthus-leaf  carved  supports,  and  straight 
s(|uare  legs,  with  front  rail  carved  with  volute  and  a  rosette,  and 
gilt  square  base  rails  with  paw  terminations.  Seat  and  back 
covered  with  brown  velvet  cut,  on  a  yellow  ground,  in  a  diapei'ed 
pattern  of  scrollings  and  finished  with  silk  fringe. 


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548 — Pair  of  Fii-teextii  Ckntuky  Fi.okextink  Walnut  Chairs 
Straight  hacks,  with  shajjed  tops,  scjuare  cui-\c(l  cross  legs  with 
voluted  feet  pivoted  as  though  to  fold  and  with  tui-ned  rails. 
Seats  and  hacks  covered  in  red  and  yellow  hrocatelle. 

.549 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Ar.aichair 

Straight  hack,  with  carved  and  gilt  finials,  straight  molded  arms 
on  turned  haluster  supports,  turned  legs  and  square  hase  rails 
with  paw  terminations.  Seat  and  back  covered  with  red  and 
yellow  hrocatelle  woven  in  a  design  of  crowns,  scrolled  leaves 
and  flowers  and  finished  with  silken  fringe. 

,550 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Straight  scjuare  hack,  with  gilded  finials  car\e(l  as  masks  hold- 
ing rings,  straight  molded  arms  on  turned  haluster  supports, 
straight  scjuare  legs  with  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted 
scrolls  and  escutcheon  and  gilded.  Stjuare  hase  rails,  with 
voluted  terminations.  Seat  and  l)ack  covered  with  Hungarian 
point  secured  with  brass-headed  nails. 


551 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  P'lorentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Straight  backs,  with  shajjcd  top.  Curved,  molded  and  voluted 
arms  on  square  baluster-shaped  supports.  Scjuare  tapering- 
carved  legs  and  molded  and  voluted  arched  cross  stretchers.  \ 
Seats  and  backs  covered  with  crimson  silk  damask  finished  with 
silk  fringe. 

552 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm-        ^ 
chairs  \  ^ 

Similar  to  the  preceding. 

553 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm-        q 
chairs  \ 

Similar  to  the  preceding. 


5.34 — Sixteenth  Century  Feokentine  Walnut  Armchaik 

Rectan<>ular  straight  back,  witli  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved 
finials,  flat  molded  arms  on  square  supports  with  acanthus-leaf 
carved  brackets,  straight  square  legs  and  base  rails  terminating 
in  paws,  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  a 
central  oval  escutcheon.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contempo- 
rary tapestry. 

555 — Pair  of  Late  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  Gilt  Chairs 
OF  THE  Louis  XVI  Period 
Rectangidar  back  with  rounded  top  and  melon-shaped  finials, 
with  molded  and  carved  frame,  carved  acanthus-leaf  enriched 
arms  on  carved  supports  carved  with  acanthus  leaves.  Bowed 
molded  and  carved  seat  fronts  with  rosetted  centers  flanked 
by  square  dies  and  with  square  tapering  molded  and  carved 
legs  with  ball  feet.  Seats  and  backs  covered  with  silk  damask 
woven  in  a  design  of  classical  figures. 


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556 — Set  of  Six  Italian  Mahogany  and  Gilt  Bkonze  jMouxtkd 
Wood  Ctiaik.s  of  the  Empire  Period 
Square  open  backs,  curving  to  meet  the  seats,  with  square  side 
supjjorts  paneled  witli  gilt  bronze  moldings  and  with  rosettes 
and  round  head  rails  carved  below  with  winged  medallions.  The 
legs,  mounted  at  the  seat  levels  with  gilt  bronze  lions'  masks, 
are  tapering,  square,  paneled  with  gilt  moldings  and  with  feet  of 
gilt  bronze  birds'  legs  and  claws.  The  sides  are  decorated  with 
gilt  six-pointed  stars.  The  open  panels  at  top  are  laced  with 
gilt  bronze  cords,  the  fronts  of  the  seats  are  finished  with  deep 
knotted  fringes  and  the  seats  and  backs  are  covered  with  silk. 
These  chairs,  possibly  made  in  Rome,  came  to  Signer  Bardini 
direct  from  the  apartment  of  Princess  Pauline  Borghese. 


557 — Eighteenth  Century  Gii,t  Venetian  Stool  / 

Rectangular  shape,  with  cabriole  legs.  Completely  gilded.   Cov-  '>^A^ 
ered  with  silk  brocade. 


558 — Pair  of  Eighteenth  Century  Gilt  Roman  Stools 

Rectangular  shape  with  shaped  aprons  carved  with  sliells,  four 
cabriole  and  voluted  legs  carved  with  floral  pendants,  voluted 
cross  stretchers  and  carved  pineapple  flnials.  Tops  covered 
with  old  crimson  velvet  appli(iue  in  a  scroll  design  with  gold 
galloon.  Hc'ujht.  22  Indus. 

559 — Pair  oe  Eighteenth  Century  Gilt  Roman  Stools 
Companion  to  the  preceding. 

560 — Pair  oe  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  and  Gilt 
Wood  Stools 
Of  sgabello  tj'pe.  Rectangular  molded  seats,  with  shaped  front 
supports  carved  with  voluted  scrolls,  acanthus  leaves  and 
grotesque  masks.  Back  supports  shaped  and  incised  with  vo- 
luted scrollings.    Painted  cream  color  and  brown,  and  gilded. 

Height.  22  inches. 

561 — Pair   Sixteenth    Century   Gilt   Tuscan    Walnut   Wall 
Pedestals 
Console  form,  with  square   molded  shelf  and  square  bracket      J^ 
carved  with  scrolled  escutcheon  and  winged  masks.     Supported    A^    ^ 
by  a  caryatid  figure  of  a  child  having  a  double  fishtail  termina-  K 

tion  carved  with  acanthus  leaves.     On  scpiare  molded  base. 

562 — Pair  Sixteenth  Century  Gilt  Tuscan  Walnut  Wall 
Pedestals 
Console  form,  with  shaped  and  molded  shelf  and  bracket  sup- 
ported by  large  \'olute  masked  by  a  car^'ed  acanthus-leaf  scroll- 
ing and  with  a  tapering  fluted  termination  carved  with  husked 
patterning.     On  square  molded  base.         Height.  4  feet  11  inches. 

563 — Eighteenth  Century  Carved  and  Gilt  Wood  Pedestal 
Circular  fluted  top,  with  paneled  and  carved  apron.    On  tripod 
scrolled  and  voluted  stand  with  carved  festoons  of  fruits  and 
leaves.    On  triangular  marbled  base.  Height.  :i  feet  7  inches. 

564, — Pair  oe  Seventeenth  Century  Italian  Painted  Pedestals 
Triangular  tapering  shape  with  molded  capitals  and  bases  on 
ball  feet.  Painted  on  a  brown  ground  in  colors  with  an  arabes(|ue      , 
design   of  scrolls   and   intersections.      I'ortion   of  one   capital    ^ 
missing. 


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56.5 — Paik  ()!•'  Late  Eighteenth  Cextuky  Roman  Gh.t  Console 
Taki.es  of  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Seniic'ii-cular  toj^s,  with  friezes  carved  witli  aeantluis  rinceaux 
separated  by  square  dies  having  oval  niedalhoiis.  On  four 
turned,  tapering,  fluted  and  carved  legs  with  acorn  feet.  The 
tops  are  of  African  marble  shaped  and  with  mounts  of  gilded 
bronze. 

Height,  2  feet  Sl/o  inches;  zciilfh,   '.i  feet  (i  inches:  depth,   1   foot 
81/;   inches. 

Tliest'  uiul  tilt'  following  ta])k'  (■.■iiiic  from  tlir  Horglu-su  Palace,  Rome 


.560 — Late  Eighteenth  Century  Roman  Gii.t  Console  Table 
or  the  Louis  XVI  Period 
Semicircular  top  with  frieze  carved  with  acanthus  rinceaux 
separated  by  square  dies  having  oval  medallions.  On  four 
turned  tapering,  fluted  and  carved  legs  with  acorn  feet.  The 
top  is  of  African  marl)le  shai)ed  and  mounted  with  gilded 
bronze. 

Height.  '2  feet  81 'o   inches:  width.  .'5  feet  (!  inches:  depth.   1   foot 
81/'   incJies. 


507 ElGHTKKNTH     CeNTUUY     RoMAN     CaRVEP     AND     GlI,T     WoOD 

Tahi.e 
Circular  top  ol'  l)lac'k  slate  painted  witli  a  view  of  tlie  waterfalls 
at  Tivoli.     Apron  carved  with  oval  floral  medallions  and  acan- 
thus lea\'es.    On  four  turned  tapering  legs  carved  with  lotus  and 
acantluis  leaves.    Carving  gilded. 

Height,  2  feet  fi  inches;  dunnctcr,  2  fee/  9  inches. 


508 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Italian  Gii.t  Torcheres 
Shaped  as  partially  draped  female  figures  symholizing  Ceres 
and  Flora,  Ceres  holding  in  her  hand  a  sheaf  of  wheat.  Flora 
a  bunch  of  flowers.  The  figiu'cs  support  circular  brackets  en- 
circled by  wreaths  of  fruits,  flowers  and  leaves.  On  rectangular 
pedestals,  paneled  with  masks  and  with  voluted  consoles  at  the 
angles.    Completely  gilded. 

Height,  66  inches. 


509 — Eakly  Eighteenth  Cextuky  Italian  Gii/r  Console  Table 
OF  Eons  XV  Pekiod 
Shaped  marble  top,  witli  niolck-d  aiul  carved  edge  and  shaped 
aiiron  pierced  and  carved  in  a  design  of  rococo  scrolhngs,  vo- 
hites  and  flowers  on  four  scrolled  and  voluted  cabriole  legs 
carved  Avith  acanthus-leaf  scrolls  and  flowers.  Rococo  scrolled 
cross  stretcher,  with  jiierced  and  carved  finial.  The  top  is  of 
African  marble  shaped  and  mounted  with  gilded  bronze. 

Hcujltt,  .'J4  inches:  icidfJi.  (i  fcif  4  iiiclic.t:  (]cjitli,  24  inclirx. 

This  and  tlu'  two  following  tables  caiiie  from  tlir  IJoro'lu'st^  Palace, 
Rome. 

.570 — Early  Eighteenth  Centl^ry  Italian  Gilt  Console  Table 
OK  Eons  XV  Period 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 

Height,  .'J-t  inehes;  xcidth,  (!  feet  4  iiiehes;  depth.  24  iiiche.i. 


571 — Early  Eighteenth  Century  Italian  (iii/r  Console  Table 
or  I.,ouis  XV  Period 
Similar  to  Xo.   .)(;9. 

Height,  :U  inches;  xcidtli,  (>  feet  4  inches:  depth,  24  inches. 


-Italian  Gilt  Skttkk  of  the  Late  I^ouis  XVI  I'eriod 
Sliaped  back,  witli  molded  frame  carved  witli  twisted  ril)l)oii  and 
beaded  patterning-  and  vvitb  a  central  mask  and  acantbus-leaf 
scrolling.  Tbc  back  is  cnrved  to  form  arms  for  the  end  seats 
and  terminates  vvitb  leopards'  beads  and  fluted,  acantbus-leaf 
carved  pilasters.  Tbe  molded  apron  is  carved,  to  match  the 
frame,  with  a  central  rosette  and  acanthus-leaf  scrolls.  On  six 
taperin<>'  fluted  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  legs.  Seat,  back  and 
arms  upholstered  in  silk  brocade  woven  in  a  pattern  of  stripes 
and  floral  spray. 


.573 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Gilt  Walnut  I^ectern 
Formed  of  two  straight  cross  supports  with  voluted  ends,  the 
fronts  and  sides  carved  in  a  pattern  of  overlapping  ]niter;v  and  |  <^ 
pivoted  at  their  intersections  with  large  carved  rosettes.  Carved 
and  scrolled  cresting  and  apron  and  turned  cross  rails.  Carving 
heightened  with  gilding. 


574 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Lectern 

Formed  of  two  straight  cross  supports  with  paw  feet  and  vo- 
luted    ends    tlie    sides    carved    with    overlapping    patera>    and     ^  ^ 
pivoted  at  their  intersections  with  carved  rosettes.     Carved  and 
voluted  cresting  and  apron  and  turned  cross  rails.     Original 
leather  book-rest. 


."575 — Eighteenth  Century  Venetian  Painted  and  Gilt  Settee 
Upholstered  back  with  scrolled  and  voluted  frame  carved  with 
flowers  and  acanthus  leaf  scrollings,  molded  and  voluted  arms        .< 
on  curved  supports,  scrolled  and  voluted  serpentine  seat  front       0 
and  cabriole  legs.     Seat  and  back  covered  with   striped  bro- 
cade.   Frame  painted  light  green  and  gilded. 


576 — Eighteenth  Century  Venetian  Painted  and  Gilt  Settee 
Rectangular  shaped  back  with  carved  top  and  frame  carved 
with  shells  and  sprays  of  leaves  and  berries,  scrolled  and 
voluted  arms  and  shaped  apron  pierced  and  carved  with  shells 
and  floral  sprays.  On  cabriole  legs  carved  at  the  knees.  Seat 
and  back  covered  with  silk  brocade  woven  in  a  floral  pattern 
on  a  blue  ground.    Frame  painted  blue  and  gilt. 

Lcnc/fh,  ()  fft't  '2  inclifs. 


577 — Pair  or  Seventeenth  Century  Fi,orentine  Walnut 
Stools 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  aprons.  Scrolled  and  voluted 
legs,  white  cross  stretchers  and  turned  flnials.  Decorated  with 
incised  and  gilded  lines.  Tops  covered  with  contemporary 
leather. 


.578 — Seventeenth  Centuky  Florentine  Wai>nut  Stool 

Square  seat,  with  shaped  apron  on  cabriole  legs,  carved  at  tlie 
knees  with  grotesque  masks  and  ending  in  goat's  hoof  feet. 
Carved  cross  stretchers  with  turned  finial.  Seat  covered  in 
leather,  finished  with  gold  and  silk  fringe. 

Hrighf,   19   inches. 

.579 — Pair     of     Eighteenth     Century     Florentine     Walnut 
Stools 
Oval  tops,  with  four  scrolled  and  voluted  legs  and  cross  stretch- 
ers with  turned  finials.     Seats  covered  with  red  silk  damask 
finished  with  red  silk  fringe.     Carving  heightened  with  gilding. 

Hchjlit,  21    inches. 


1" 


;)80 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Hat  Rack 

Rectangular  shape.   Molded  and  carved  cornice  and  ])lain  frieze. 
Body  divided  by  carved  brackets  into  six  panels  in  each  of  which 
is  a  turned  wooden  hat-peg.     Below  is  a  scrolled  and  carved    \ 
apron. 

llciyht,  1  fitot  1  inch:  Iciii/fli.  -i  f'cef  '.i  inches. 


.581 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Hat  Rack 

Rectangular  shape.  INIolded  and  fluted  cornice  with  frieze  di- 
vided b}'  molded  modillions.  The  body  is  divided  into  three  oval 
panels,  each  with  two  turned  hat-pegs,  and  below  is  a  scrolled 
and  voluted  apron  carved  with  a  mask  in  the  center. 

Height.  Vl  inches:  length,  -i  feet. 


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582 — Sixteenth  Century  Umiuuan  Walnut  Work  Table 

Rectangular  sunk  paneled  toj),  with  molded  edge,  paneled  frieze 
fitted  with  drawer,  on  two  urn-shaped  side  supports  with 
sjjreading  sliaped  feet.  Shaped  longitudinal  stretcher  secured 
with  keyed  tenon. 

Height,  2  feet  2  iiiehen:  leiu/th,  2  /(•(/  1  iricJi;  wkltli.  1  foot  (i  iiiclies. 
{lU  list  rut  id) 

.583 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Work  Table 
Rectangular  top,  with  molded  edge  and  frieze  carved  with  acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings  and  fitted  as  a  drawer  supported  on  four 
turned  baluster-shaped  legs,  square  rails  and  cushion  feet. 

He'njht,  2  feet  2  inches-  lenyth,  2  /(■(■/,•  width,  1  foot  (i  inches. 
{Ill  list  rated) 

584 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chair 

Straight  Ijack  with  square  side  supports  and  voluted  finials, 
shaped  head  rail  carved  with  scrolled  escutcheon-shaped  hori- 
zontal s2)lat  with  turned  spindle,  molded  wooden  seat,  straight 
legs,  deep  pierced  and  carved  front  rail  and  square  hack  and 
side  rails. 

{I  II  list  rated) 

585 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chair 

Straight  back  with  square  side  su})ports,  carved  acanthus-leaf 
finials,  shaped  and  carved  head  rail,  carved  horizontal  sjdat  with 
turned  spindles,  wooden  seat,  turned  baluster-shaped  legs  and 
s(iuarc  Front,  back  and  side  rails. 

(I  I!  list  rated) 

58ti — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  ^VALNUT  Chairs 
Straight  backs  with  square  side  sujjports,  carved  acanthus-leaf 
finials,  shaped  and  carved  head  rails  and  carved  horizontal  splats 
with  turned  spindles.  INIolded  wooden  seats,  straight  square 
legs  and  shaped  side,  front  and  back  rails. 

(Illustrated) 


587 — Pair  of  P'ifteenth  Century  Umbrian  W^vlxut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.     Triangular  MioUowed  backs  with  molded  .side 
and  center  ribs  and  shaped,  fluted  and  voluted  head  rails,  oc- 
tagonal seats  and  four  spreading  s(|uare  legs  with  deep  shaped 
aprons. 

.588 — Set  of  Five  Fifteenth  Century  Umbrian  Walnut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.  Triangular  liollowed  backs  with  molded  sifle 
and  center  i-ibs  and  head  rail  carved  Avith  scrolls  and  flutings, 
semi-octagonal  molded  seats,  tapering  box  pedestals  and  shaped 
front  and  back  su])ports. 

589 — Fifteenth  Century  Ujibrian  Waenut  Chair 

Sgabello  type.  Triangular  hollowed  back  with  molded  side 
and  center  ribs  and  shaj^ed  voluted  head  rails.  Shaped  seat, 
tapering  box  pedestal  and  shaped  side  and  front  supports  and 
turned  rails. 

590 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  I^mbrian  Waenut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.     Triangular  backs  with  molded  center  and  side 
ribs,  carved  head  rails,  molded  hexagonal  seats  and  shaped  front 
and  back  supports. 

591 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Umbrian  Walnut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.     Triangular  hollowed  backs  with  molded  side 
and  center  ribs  and  voluted  head  rails.     Hexagonal  seats  and 
four  sjireading  square  legs  with  shaped  aprons. 

592 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Umbrian  Walnut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.     Triangular  hollowed  backs  with  molded  side 
and  center  ribs  and  fluted  and  voluted  head  rails.     Hexagonal 
seats  and  four  spreading  square  legs  with  shaped  a[)rons. 

593 — Two  Fifteenth  Century  Umbrian  Walnut  Chairs 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  car\ed.  in  low  relief,  with  voluted 
scrolls  and  escutcheons.  Octagonal  seats,  tapering  paneled  box 
pedestals,  sha2)ed  front  supports  with  a  rosette  in  low  relief  and 
shaped  back  supports. 


594 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Wai,nut  Round  Table 
Circular  top  with  molded  rim,  supported  by  four  voluted  brack- 
ets springing  from  the  angles  of  a  rectangular  pedestal  paneled 
and  carved  with  headings  and  bands  of  guilloche  patterning. 
On  s(iuare  molded  base,  enriched  with  acanthus-leaf  car\ing  and 
four  paw  feet. 

Height,  2  feet  8  inehes;  did  meter,  3  feet  -i  inches. 

(Illitstrnted) 


595 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  AValnit  Octagonal  Tarle 
Octagonal  top  with  molded  rim,  supported  on  four  voluted  and 
leaf-car\e(l   brackets   springing  from   the   angles   of   a   square       <~\/ 
paneled   pedestal.        On   square   molded   base   and   four  large    % 
curved  paw  feet. 

Height.  2  feet  9  inehes;  diameter.  3  feet  i  inehes. 

{lUust rated) 


596 — Sixteenth  Century  Umbrian  Walnut  Table 

Octagonal  top  with  edge  carved  in  flutings,  turned  baluster- 
shaped  stem,  square  pedestal  with  molded  base  and  four  turned 
cushion-shaped  feet. 

Height.  .'JO  inehes;  diameter.  US  inches. 

{Illustrated) 


597 — Sixteenth   Cextuky  Tuscan  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectani^ular  shape.  ]Molded  top,  witli  frieze  fitted  witli  a 
drawer,  its  front  carved  with  overhipi)in_i4-  paterjt  and  Hanked 
by  twin  carved  consoles.  The  lower  part  is  arranged  as  a  cuj)- 
board,  with  two  hinged  doors  with  wooden  knobs  and  sunken 
panels  carved  with  medallions,  surrounded  by  car\'ed  borders 
of  o^'erlapping  paterti?  and  flanked  by  twin  female  caryatids 
witli  car\ed  tapering  terminations.  At  the  angles  are  turned, 
fluted,  tapering  columns  carved  with  imbrications.  The  plinth 
is  fltted  with  a  drawer  having  a  bronze  looped  handle,  and 
front  carved  w  ith  medallions.  IMolded  base  and  voluted  bracket 
feet. 

Ildijlit.  ;>  fccf  i'  iiiclics;  K-!<lth,  .'5  firl:  dcplh,  1  foot  4  inches. 

(Illiislnitn!) 


.508 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  ^VA].NUT  Table 

Rectangulai-  molded  top.  the  ai)r<)n  car\ed  with  overlai)ping 
floral  rosettes  flttetl  with  drawer,  flanked  by  rosetted  dies,  and 
supported  by  voluted  brackets.  On  i'our  turned  tapering 
columnar  legs,  car\e<l  with  flutiugs  and  with  fluted  pear-shaped 
feet. 

Hnght,  ;j.3  inches:  Kiilfh.  :i  feet  ;5  inches:  :dilth,  :V.i  inches. 
(Illiistnitcl) 


-v' 


599 — SixTEEXTH  Century  Feorextixe  Walxut  Cabixet 

Rectangular  shape.  jNTokled  and  fluted  cornice  supported  by 
carved  niodillions,  tlie  frieze  fitted  with  two  drawers  having- 
])aneled  and  carved  fronts  and  swinging  looped  handles  with  cir- 
cular molded  jjlates  of  bronze.  The  body  arranged  as  a  cup- 
board, with  two  paneled  hinged  doors  with  turned  and  carved 
wooden  knobs,  flanked  by  scrolled  and  voluted  pilasters  with 
tapering  terminations  carved  with  overlapping  patera\  and  by 
two  Doric  columns  at  the  angles.  Paneled  sides  and  molded 
base,  with  bowed  plinth. 

Height,  -2  feci  10  inches:  rciiltli,  '.i  feet  8  iticlirs;  depth.  1  font  ?!{;  itichen. 
{Illustrated) 

600 — FiETEEXTEi  Cexttry  Fi.okextixe  ^^''AI,xrT  Peate  Hack 

Rectangidar  shape.  Formed  of  three  horizontal  shelves,  with 
molded  and  beaded  edges  supported  at  either  side  by  ciu'ved 
brackets  with  shaped  legs,  the  front  edges  carved  with  a  pattern 
of  overlapping  pateric. 

HcUjht.  '2  fret   i  inclus:  icidth.  .*{  feet  4:  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


601 — Eighteenth  Cextury  Italian  Carved  Walxut  Tahle 

Rectangular  shape,  with  marble  top.  ^Vpron  carved  with  rib-  ^ 
bon-bound  bands  of  oak  lea\es  and  tapering,  turned,  carved  i"% 
and  fluted  legs.  "\ 

Height.   2  feet   !)   iuehes:   length.  :i  feet   9  inehes;    zcidth.  2  feet 
(i  inehes. 


600 
599 


602 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Xokjii  Italian  Waexut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape  witli  molded  eoruiee  and  lAiiin  bowed  frieze. 
The  front  is  divided  by  four  projecting  pilasters  formed  as 
draped  female  caryatid  figures  terminating  in  tapering  terms 
carved  with  imbrications  into  three  bays  surmounted  by  pointed 
molded  pediments  separated  and  flanked  by  consoles  carved 
with  masks  and  draperies.  The  upper  portion  is  fitted  as  two 
rows  of  drawers,  while  below  they  are  each  fitted  with  two 
drawers  with  sunken  paneled  i'ronts  and  horizontal  bands  of 
carved  guilloche  patterning,  while  the  center  bay  is  arranged 
as  a  cupboard  with  hinged  door,  the  front  car\ed  with  a  colon- 
naded hall  seen  in  perspective  with  tiled  floor  and  domed  roof, 
two  knights  on  horseback  tilting  with  spears  in  the  foreground, 
and  a  vase  with  tree  in  the  background.  The  front  is  flanked 
by  two  voluted  grotesque  mask  caryatids  with  tajjering  termi- 
nations and  vase-shajied  bases.  ^Molded  base,  plain  plinth  and 
sides  with  sunken  panels  and  wrought-iron  swinging  looped 
carrying  handles. 

Ht'ujJit,  '2'.i   'niclifs:   7ci<It]i.  .'}()  inchis;  dfjttli,   IT  inrJits. 

603 — Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Painted  and  Gilded 
Cabinet  by  Tacca 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  Oriental  marble  top  sujiported 
by  Avooden  molding  and,  at  the  angles,  by  four  gilded  male 
caryatids  holding  voluted  scrolls  and  with  tapering  carved 
scrolled  and  voluted  terminations.  The  body  arranged  as  a 
cuj)board  with  two  hinged  doors  painted  in  gold  with  a  repeat 
pattei'u  of  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  linked  by  crowns  and  en- 
closing flowers  and  fleurs-de-lis.  On  molded  base,  with  carved 
and  gilded  feet  of  voluted  scrollings.  Ry  Pietro  Tacca 
(1.577-1640). 

Hi'ujht.  '.i  feet  9  iiiclus;  Inii/tli.  5  /Vc/  2  inches:  depth,  2  fat  H  inches. 

Pietro  Tacca,  a  pupil  of  Giovanni  da  Bologna,  Florentine  sculptor 
of  rc])ute,  chiefly  known  as  the  designer  and  modeler  of  the  bronze 
fountain  in  the  square  of  S.S.  Annunziata.  Florence,  and  of  the  famous 
monument  to  C'osimo  dc'  Medici  in  liCffhorn. 


tU)4 — Skvkxtkkxtii  CKxrrRV  Vf.nktian  Waim  r  'rAni.r  uy  liuos- 
ixn.oxK 
Reotanijiilar  top  with  nioKloil  oil<<r.  Apron  oarvod  with  \o- 
hiteil  scn>Uiiiiirs.  acanthus  leaves  and  ivntral  pointotl-leaf  pen- 
dants, legs  pierced  and  carved  with  vohited  scrolls,  husk  pen- 
dants and  acanthus-leaf  scivUs.  acanthus-leaf  carxcd  and 
scmlletl  side,  front  and  hack  rails  with  central  pointed-loaf  tin- 
ials  eorrespondinij  with  the  pendants  ahove  and  lions"  paw  feet. 

Height,  2  fe4et  ll^j^  iiKthes;  length,  4  fret  10  hwhes:  rcidth.  '2  ftct 
81^  inches. 

Brostolone  was  the  most  noteworthy  VonetJan  carver  of  his  genera- 
tion, tliougli  his  efforts  wexe  chiefly  confinetl  to  picture  frames. 

{IJItistrated) 


150.5 — SEVKXTKtrs'Tii  Ckxtirv  Vkxetiax  Tabix  15Y  Ekostoi  oxk 
Rectanjjular  top  with  nioldetl  eilge.  Apron  carved  with  \  ohited 
scrolling^,  acanthus  leaves  and  tvntral  pointed-leaf  pendants. 
le«s  pierced  and  carved  with  voluteil  scrolls,  husk  pendants  and 
acanthus-leaf  scrolls,  acanthus-leaf  carved  and  scrolled  side, 
front  and  hack  rails  witli  central  pointeil  leaf  tinials  ctirrespond- 
uig  with  the  pendants  almve.  and  lions"  paw  feet. 


604' — Sevexteextii  Century  Vexetiax  Waexut  Table  by  Bros- 

TOI.OXE 

Rectangular  top  with  iiiolclcd  edye.  Apron  carved  with  vo- 
luted  scrollings,  acanthus  leaves  and  central  pointed-leaf  pen- 
dants, legs  pierced  and  carved  with  voluted  scrolls,  husk  pen- 
dants and  acanthus-leaf  scrolls,  acanthus-leaf  carved  and 
scrolled  side,  front  and  hack  rails  with  central  pointed-leaf  fin- 
ials  corresponding  with  the  pendants  above  and  lions'  paw  feet. 

Hfiyht,  2  feet  111-,  inches:  length,  4  ftrt  10  inches:  u-idth.  2  feet 
31/0   inches. 

Brostolone  was  tlio  most  noteworthy  \\iietiaii  cai'ver  of  his  genera- 
tion, thoii^'h  Ills  efforts  were  chiefly  confined  to  ]iicture  frames. 

{Ilhist  rated) 


60.5 — SEVEXTEEX'rii  C'extury  'N^exetiax  Table  by  Bhostoloxe 
Rectangidar  top  with  molded  edge.    ^Vpron  carved  with  voluted 
scrollings,  acanthus  leaves  and  central  pointed-leaf  pendants,  j_y 

legs  pierced  and  carved  with  voluted  scrolls,  husk  pendants  and 
acanthus-leaf  scrolls,  acanthus-leaf  carved  and  scrolled  side, 
front  and  hack  rails  with  central  pointed  leaf  finials  correspond- 
ing with  the  pendants  above,  and  lions'  paw  feet. 


n 
^ 


600 — Sevkxtekxth  Cextury  TustAx  Ixlaid  Walnut  Table 

Hectano'ular  shaj^e,  with  molded  top  and  IVieze  carved  with 
()verhipi)iii,<>-  patera\  finished  with  a  scrolled  and  voluted  apron 
and  supported  at  the  angles  hy  scrolled  hrackets.  Turned.  w 
fluted,  headed  and  carved  tapering  legs.  The  toj)  is  inlaid  in 
ehony  antl  light-colored  woods  with  a  design  of  scrolled  acan- 
tlius  leaves,  flowers  and  geometrical  intersections. 

Iliiijht.  2  fcft  7  inchcf;  li'iigth,  4  feet  4  iiuliix;  rchltli,  2  feet  -i  inches. 


607 — Sevexteexth  Cextury  ^"EXETIAx  Walxut  Table 

Rectangular  toj)  with  molded  edge  and  plain  frieze  with  scrolled 
and  voluted  apron.  Legs  of  rectangular  section  scrolled,  vo- 
luted, decorated  with  raised  lozenges  and  set  diagonally  on 
molded  hases  with  raised  chamfered  dies.  Ijongitudinal  molded 
stretcher  with  scrolled  and  voluted  finials  and  curved  and 
scrolled  rising  hraces  decorated  with   raised  lozenges. 

Hchjlit,  .31  inches-  length.  511^.  inches;  rcidth.  25  inches. 

(Ill  list  rated) 


^' 


608 — Sixteenth  Cextukv  Tuscan  Gilt  Walnut  ^Iikror  Frame 
Rectangular  shape.  The  inner  frame  molded  and  carved  with 
flutings,  headings  and  reel  and  l)ead  ornament.  The  sides  sup- 
ported hy  scrolled  and  voluted  hrackets  meeting  on  sliell  centers, 
and  the  apron  carved  to  correspond.  On  cresting  is  a  scrolled 
and  voluted  carved  hroken  pediment,  having  in  the  center  a 
scrolled  oval  escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat-ot'-arms  of  a  couped 
dragon,  supported  hy  two  youthfid  angels  and  sunimunted  1)V 
the  ]*a])al  Tiara  and  crossed  keys.  Carving  heightened  hy 
ailding. 


This  f();it-()f-iirin>   was   that   of   I ',<;'( 
Pope  Grf^'orv  XIII.  t'oi-  whom  thr  tram 
that    «■(•    owe    the    (ircirorian    cak'iular,    in    ahnost    uiiixei 
present  (lay. 


Hii()iic(,inpa,on„   (  1.')()2-158.'3), 
was   made.      It   is  to  tliis  Pope 


at    tlie 


llJlii£lJJ!Uriiai\lKlUi,UI(litiilli 


609 — Sixteenth  Centukv  TrscAx  Walxut  Miuuor  Fkajie 

Rectan<riilar  sha])e  witli  molded  and  Hiited  cornice  supported 
l)v  rectaii<>ular  consoles  with  Hated  fronts  and  jjcndants  carved 
with  overlapping'  patera-.  The  frame  is  molded  and  carved  with 
hands  of  giiilloche  patterning  separated  l)y  stjuare  rosetted  dies, 
and  the  a2)ron  is  scrolled,  voluted  and  carved  with  a  female. 

Height,  641^.  inchr.'i:  -u-idfh.  i-2^  ■_.  inchc.<t. 


610 — Sixteenth  Ckxtuky  Tuscan  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape  Avith  molded  and  fluted  top.  Body  arranged 
as  cupboard  with  drawer  over.  Cupboard  with  hinged  and 
molded  paneled  door,  the  panel  carved  with  circular  fluted  me- 
dallions and  fluted  fan-shaped  ornaments  at  angles.  Flanked 
by  molded  panels  carved  with  voluted  palm-branch  patterning. 
Drawer  above  with  front  and  flanking  dies,  and  plinth  below 
with  molded  panel,  all  carAcd  to  correspond.  Inciu'ved  stand, 
carved  with  vohited  scrollings  and  winged  lion  mask,  molded 
base  and  scrolled  feet. 

Height,  4  feci  (i  inches:  icultlt,  2  feet  71-'.  inches. 


611 — Sixtkknth  Ckxtuky  Fi/jkkxtixk  Cakvi;!)  Walnut  Cassone 
I?ectangular  shape.  ^Molded  domed  top  with  molded  edge 
carved  with  Hutings.  The  front  is  formed  as  a  sunken  molded 
panel  occupied  by  an  elaborate  carving  of  a  central  scrolled 
armorial  oval  escutcheon,  surmounted  by  a  winged  grotesque 
mask  and  supported  by  two  winged  Cirecian  sphinxes,  ter- 
minating in  boldly  scrolled  acanthus  lea\es  and  winged  gry- 
phons. Incurved  molded  base  carved  with  astragalled  flutings. 
Carved  ])aw  feet. 

Height,  2  feet  4  inche.i:  length,  4  feet  10  inches;  depth,  2  feet  .'J  inches. 
(Illnstnifcd) 


612 — Fifteenth  Centukv  Centual  Italian  Cakvkd  and  Gilded 
AValnut  Cassone 
Sarcophagus-shaped,  with  domed  hinged  lid  carved  with  flut- 
ings and  imbrications.  The  body  with  incurved  frieze  and  lower 
part  car\ed  with  bold  gadroonings  and  witli  scrolled  acanthus 
leaves  at  the  angles.  Above  and  below  ai'e  bands  u(  bead  and 
reel  ornament.  On  car\'ed  paw  feet.  The  carving  is  heightened 
with  gilding. 

Height,  1  foot  9'/^  inches;  length,  5  feet  <S  inches;  -uidth,  1  foot  U)  inches. 


1^     y 


613 — SixTEEXTii  Cextukv  Florentine  Inlaid  Walnut  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape.  ^Molded  domed  liiiiged  lid  with  sunken 
paneled  top  and  edge  carved  with  shallow  flutings.  The  front 
is  formed  as  a  raised  molded  panel,  occupied  hy  inlay  work 
of  colored  woods  in  a  design  of  a  central  scrolled  armorial  es- 
cutcheon on  a  rectangular  plinth,  surmounted  hy  a  ducal  coronet 
and  flanked  hy  two  seated  winged  (iiiKiriiii  extending  their 
hands  to  two  amhulant  leopards,  who  ai-e  sui-roundcd  l)v  scrolls 
of  acanthus  leaves  and  flowers.  ^Vt  the  angles  are  male  and 
female  caryatid  figures  with  voluted  acanthus-leaf  termina- 
tions. Incurved  hase  carved  with  curved  astragalled  flutings 
and  acanthus  leaves.     On  carved  paw  feet. 

Hciyhf.  '2  feet  -i  inches:  Icin/th.  4  frcf  10  iiichrs;  drpfli.  2  feet  3  iiichc!. 

(JUitstrdted) 


614 — Sixteenth  Centuuy  Florentine  Carved  Walnut  Cassoxe 
Sarcophagus-shaped,  with  molded,  domed  and  hinged  lid  and 
an  incurved  frieze  carved  wntli  astragalled  flutings.  The  lower 
part  of  hody  carved  with  curved  and  voluted  flutings,  a  central 
wreath  of  fruits  enclosing  a  scrolled  escutcheon,  the  angles  with 
acanthus  leaves.     On  carved  lions'-paw  feet. 

Height.  '12^ '■_.  iiiehe.s;  length,  iV.i^  ._.  iiiehe.s-;  zdilth.  20  inches. 

(lUust rated) 


61.5 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Cexti'ky  Fi.okextixe  Carved  Wai>xut 
Cassoxi 
Sarcojjhagus-shajJed,  witli  molded,  domed  and  hinged  lids  and 
friezes  carved  in  relief  with  drapery  festoons  depending  from 
Avinged  masks  and  knots  of  ribbon.  The  lower  parts  of  the 
bodies  are  carved  with  carved  gadroonings  and  acanthus  leaves 
in  the  centers  and  at  the  angles.     On  carved  lions"-paw  feet. 

Height.  '24  inches:  JciujtJt,  (>.'{  iinhcs:  icidth.  20  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


616 — SiXTEEXTii  Cextury  Florextixe  Carved  Walxut  Cassoxe 
Sarcophagus-shaped,  with  molded,  carved,  domed  and  hinged 
lid  and  incurved  frieze  carved  with  astragalled  flutings  and 
acanthus  leaves.  The  lower  part  of  the  body  carved  with  curved 
and  voluted  gadroonings  having  a  banded  laurel  wreath  in  the 
center  occii])ied  by  a  scrolled  escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat-of- 
arms  and  acanthus  leaves  at  the  angles.  Above  are  bands  of 
shell  and  bead  and  interlaced  annular,  and  below  a  band  of 
bead  ornament.     On  car^-ed,  Aoliited  and  fan-carved  feet. 

Height.  "23  inches;  length.  ()8  inches;  zcidth.  23  inches. 

[Illustrated) 


617 — Sixteenth  Century  Boi.ocjnese  Ineaid  Cassone 

Rectangular  shape,  with  domed,  molded  and  liinged  lid.  The 
front  and  sides  are  paneled  and  painted  with  arabesque  pattern- 
ings  of  grotesque  animals,  birds  and  scroUings,  the  front  with 
a  ])ear-shaped  cartouche  in  the  center.  The  panels  are  sur- 
rounded l)y  borders  painted,  in  line,  with  a  meander  patterning, 
and  the  base  is  molded  and  painted,  in  line,  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrollings.     On  four  carved  paw  feet. 

Height.  2  feet  2'o  inclic.s;  IciKjth,  5  feet  11  inches. 
{lUii.st  rated) 


G18 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Feokentine  Ineau)  \VAENrT  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  a  sunken  paneled  and  hinged  lid  in- 
laid with  bands  of  geometrical  interlacements  and  frieze  inlaid 
with  false  flutings.  The  front  is  divided  by  four  pilasters  with 
acanthus-leaf  capitals  and  paneled  shafts  with  three  panels  sur- 
rounded by  sunken  moldings  and  bands  of  differing  inlaid  pat- 
ternings  and  occupied  with  intarsiatured  woi-k,  the  center  hav- 
ing a  shaped  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  and  supported 
by  headless  horses  and  bows  of  ribbons,  that  on  the  left  with  a 
view  of  a  tiled  courtyard,  a  classic  building,  trees  and  hills,  and 
that  on  the  right  with  a  landscape  and  trees,  a  castello,  a  church, 
a  river  with  boats  and  a  bridge.  Molded  base  carved  with  an 
imbricated  patterning. 

Height,  'M)  inches:  length.  7'J'-  inclie-'i;  zcidth.  261  o  inches. 
(Ilhistratcd) 


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617 — SixTEKXTii  Ckxtukv  Bologxese  Ixi.Aii)  Cassdxe 

Rectangular  .shape,  with  domed,  molded  and  liiiiged  lid.  The 
front  and  sides  are  paneled  and  painted  witli  arabescjue  pattern- 
ings  of  grotesque  animals,  birds  and  serollings,  the  front  with 
a  pear-shaped  cartouche  in  the  center.  The  panels  are  sur- 
rounded by  borders  painted,  in  line,  with  a  meander  patterning, 
and  the  base  is  molded  and  painted,  in  line,  with  acanthus-leaf 
serollings.     On  four  car\'ed  paw  feet. 

Height.  2  fret  21. _.  inrhf.s;  Iciujth,  .5  feet  11  inches. 
{lUihst  rated) 


G18 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Flokextixe  Ixj.au)  AVai.xut  Cassoxe 
Rectangular  shape,  Avith  a  sunken  paneled  and  hinged  lid  in- 
laid with  bands  of  geometrical  interlacements  and  frieze  inlaid 
with  false  Hutings.  The  front  is  divided  by  four  pilasters  with 
acanthus-leaf  capitals  and  paneled  shafts  with  three  panels  sur- 
rounded by  sunken  moldings  and  bands  of  differing  inlaid  pat- 
ternings  and  occupied  with  intarsiatured  work,  the  center  hav- 
ing a  shaped  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  and  supported 
by  headless  horses  and  bows  of  I'ibbons,  that  on  the  left  with  a 
view  of  a  tiled  courtyard,  a  classic  building,  trees  and  hills,  and 
that  on  the  right  with  a  landscape  and  trees,  a  castello,  a  church, 
a  river  with  boats  and  a  bridge.  Molded  I)ase  carved  with  an 
imbricated  ])atterning. 

Height.  ;j()  iiiehe.s:  leiigtii.  7l!'-  iiiehe.s;  icidth.  20'-.  inches. 
{ III  n. -it  rated) 


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619 — Sixteenth  Century  Brescian  Walni^t  Cabinet  and  Stand 
Rectangular  cabinet,  with  molded  and  dentelled  cornice  and 
bowed   frieze   carved   in   a   double   guilloehe   patterning.      The 
front  is  divided  into  fourteen  drawers,  eight  with  square  and 
i^  six  with  oblong  fronts  and  two  cupboards  with  hinged  doors. 

'^  These  and  the  drawer  fronts  are  paneled  and  carved  with  acan- 

thus lea\es,  scrolled  strapwork  and  berries  forming  quatrefoii 
patterns  and  the  base  is  molded.  The  stand  has  a  molded  top, 
with  a  frieze  fitted  with  two  drawers  having  carved  fronts  to 
correspond  with  those  above  and  supported  by  two  sluiped 
brackets  on  cross  bases  with  paw  terminations. 

Height.  ()  fci-t   9   inches-   width,   ,5  feet. 
(Illustrated) 


No.   f)19 — SixTi'.KXTii   Century  Bkesciax   Walnut  Cabinet  and   Stand 


620 — Sp;ventekxtii  Cextury  Italian  Ehoxy  axd  liuoxzi'.  Caij- 

IXKT 

Rectan<iular  sliape,  of  eboiii'/ed  wood  with  molded  cornice  and 
base,  on  feet  of  gilt  bronze  shaped  in  front  as  dolpliins  and  at 
the  back  as  turned  balls.  The  front  is  divided  into  eight  com- 
partments with  fronts  of  panels  of  i-eddish  stone  set  m  gilt 
bronze  and  a  central  arched  compartment  Hanked  by  two  female 
caryatids  of  gilt  bronze  on  projecting  2)edestals. 

(Illiistnifid) 


G21 — Early   Sixtkextii   Cextuky   Florextixe   Walxut   Cassa- 

I'AXC'A 

Rectangular  shaped,  with  straight  back.  JNlolded  top  rail. 
Straight  arms,  molded  on  the  sides  and  fronts  and  carved  with 
imbrications  and  gadroonings.  Seat  formed  as  a  box  with 
hinged  molded  lid  and  fitted  with  drawers  having  bronze  cres- 
cent-shaped hajidles.  The  front  and  side  are  divided  by  raised 
moldings  into  rectangidar  molded  panels,  the  center  of  the  front 
having  an  octagonal  broken  panel  enclosing  a  pear-shaped 
scrolled  cartouche  surmounted  l)y  a  helmet  and  charged  with 
the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Strozzi  family;  molded  base  and  molded 
])latform  base. 

Iffi(/lit,  ;3  fi-cf  11  o  inrhi:'/:  Itiii/th.  fi  ffff  10  inches. 

This  buiuli  caiiR'  from  tliu  Strozzi  faljicu  in  ]''loi't'iU'C. 

(llhistnit,,!) 


622 — riFTp;ENTH  Cextury  Florkxtixe  Cektosixa  Casket 

liectangular  shape,  with  hinged  lid  having  two  side  hraces  and 
molded  base.   Front,  sides  and  top  inlaid  in  ivory  certosina  work 
in  a  diapered  geometrical  design,  the  front  with  a  panel  of  oc-     r\l 
tagonal  patterning  siu'rounded  by  borders  of  star  patterning. 
Swing  looped  carrying  handles  of  wrought  iron. 


623 — SixTEEXTH  Cextury  Modenese  WAi,xi"r  Tabee 

Rectangnlar  top  with  molded  edge,  on  four  flat-shaped  legs 
with  voluted  bracketed  ends  and  shaped  stretcher  rails  secured 
by  keyed  tenons  which  could  be  removed  in  order  to  take  the 
table  apart. 

Height,  2  feet  TVi;  irichex;  length.  5  feet   11    iiiehes;  ifidth,  3  feet 
10  incites. 

{nht.st  rated) 


624 — Early  Fieteexth  Cextury  Florextixe  Wai.xut  Side 
Table 
Rectangular  top  with  molded  and  fluted  edge,  on  exceptionally 
heavy  chamfered  cross  braces  supported  on  square  legs,  the 
back  legs  plain  and  spreading,  the  froiit  legs  with  carved,  vo- 
luted bracket  ends  resting  on  voluted  bases  carved  with  gadroon- 
ings. 

Height.  ."5  feet  -!•  inches;  length,  6  feet  1  inch:  xciilth,  3  feet  9  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


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62o — EuiiiTKKXTir  Century  Yexetiax  liACQUEUicn  Esckitoire 

Itec'tanoiilar  sliape,  made  in  two  portions.  The  npper  part,  with 
molded  cornice  and  pierced  and  carved  cresting  of  later  date, 
is  arranged  as  a  cnpboard  fitted  with  compartments  and 
pigeon-holes  and  closed  with  two  hinged  doors,  the  fronts 
of  which  have  arched  panels  snrrounded  by  raised  mold- 
ings and  occupied  by  mirrors,  wheel-engraved  with  eight- 
])ointed  stars.  The  lower  part  is  arranged  as  a  desk  with 
sloping  fall-down  front  fitted  inside  with  drawers  and  pigeon- 
holes. Below  are  two  short  and  two  long  drawers,  with  cir- 
cular brass  keyhole  escutcheons  and  pear-shaped  drop  handles. 
JNIolded  base  and  pear-shaped  feet.  The  escritoire  is  decorated 
with  gold  lac(iuerings  of  Chinoiseries  on  a  red  ground,  con- 
sisting of  Chinese  figure  subjects,  birds,  flowers,  rock-forms, 
interlacements  and  scrollings. 

Hiiyht.  7  fict  1  inch;  rcidth.  ti  feci  2  inches:  depth.  1  joot  10  inches. 
(Ilhist  rated) 


^^V.-^'^    c>-C:-. 


No.   625 — EiciiiTKENTH   C'extvkv  \'exetiax   Lacqieked  Escritoire 


626 — Sea'exteexth  Cextuky  Vexetiax  Paixii:d  Cabixet  ox 
Staxd 
Rectangular  shape,  made  in  two  portions.  The  upper  part,  with 
broken  pediment,  the  pedestal  surmounted  by  a  circular  pedi- 
ment, painted  with  the  sacred  monogram  and  with  a  painted 
frieze,  is  arranged  as  a  cupboard,  the  interior  fitted  with  drawers, 
having  two  hinged  doors  painted  with  stems  of  scrolled  acanthus 
leaves  and  flowers  springing  from  gadrooned  vases.  The  lower 
portion,  with  ])lain  cornice  and  painted  frieze,  supported  at  the 
angles  by  two  detached  Ionic  cohnnns,  is  also  arranged  as  a 
cupboard  fitted  with  drawers,  and  having  two  hinged  paneled 
doors  painted  with  grotesqueries  of  female  figures  holding 
dolphins,  vases  of  flowers  and  scrollings.  The  stand  has  a 
double  molded  top,  with  aperture  for  writing  slab,  and  shaped, 
scrolled  and  ])ainted  apron  supported  on  two  spiral  colunms 
painted  with  branches  of  vine  leaves  and  grapes.  ^Molded 
stretcher  shelf  and  ball  feet.  All  painted  in  gold  and  colors  on 
a  black  ground. 

Height,  7  feet  10  inches;  td<Ith.  4  feet:  depth,  2  feet. 
(Illustrated) 


^^sdz^ 


No.   626 — Sevexteextii   Century   Vexetian   Paixted   Cabinet   ox   Staxd 


627 — Sixteenth  Century  Floeentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

]{ectangular  .shape,  made  in  two  portions.  Tlie  np})er  part,  snr- 
niounted  by  a  cresting  carved  with  two  j)iifti  supporting-  a 
pedestal  crowned  l)y  an  eagle  with  extended  wings  and  flanked 
by  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and  flowers,  has  a  molded  cornice 
and  plain  frieze  supported  by  paneled  pilasters  carved  with 
standing  piiffi  and  pendants,  and  has  been,  at  a  later  date,  ar- 
ranged as  a  cupboard  with  hinged  glazed  doors.  The  lower 
])art,  with  molded  cornice  and  frieze  carved  with  a  mask  and 
scroUings,  is  flanked  by  jjaneled  pilasters  carved  with  fiiiioriiii 
and  pendants  and  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  hinged  paneled 
doors  carved  in  the  centers  with  female  masks. 

IlcUjlit,  8  feet;  rcidtli,  i  fret  2  inches:  depth,  1   foot. 
{Illustrated) 


No.   627 — SixTKEXTH   Centikv   Florentine   Walnut  Cabinet 


628 — Late  Sixteenth  Century  Fi.okentine  Wai.ni't  Cabinet 
I?eftaii_n'iilar  shape,  made  in  two  portions.  The  upper  part,  sur- 
mounted hy  a  cresting  carved  witli  two  piitti  supporting  a 
j)edestal  crowned  by  an  eagle  with  extended  wings,  has  a  molded 
and  fluted  cornice  and  carved  frieze  supported  by  bearded  cary- 
atids terminating  in  lions'  macks,  festoons,  eagles  and  pendants, 
and  has,  at  a  later  date,  been  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with 
hinged  glazed  doors.  The  lower  part  Avith  molded,  dentelled 
cornice,  and  frieze  fitted  with  drawers  with  carved  fronts,  is 
flanked  by  paneled  pilasters,  and  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with 
hinged  paneled  doors.    Molded  base  and  dolphin  feet. 

Height.  8  feet:  K-idth.  \  feet  2  iiieJie.s;  depth,  1   foot  6  inehes. 

{I  II II. ■it  rated) 


No.   628 — Late   Sixteenth   Cextuey  Flokextixe  Walnut   Cabinet 


629 — EiGHTixxTH  CEXxrKY  Vexetiax  Carved  and  Paixted 
Haepsichokd 
Harp-shaped  case,  with  hinged  lid  and  front.  The  sides  are 
decorated  with  panels  of  Grecian  sphinxes  and  masks  flanked 
by  floral  and  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  havmg  bands  of 
twisted  ribbon  design  above  and  below,  all  painted  in  gold  on  a 
black  ground.  The  interior  is  similarly  decorated.  The  top 
of  the  stand  is  carved  with  a  laurel-leaf  band  tied  with  ribbons, 
and  the  shaped  apron  is  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrollings. 
volutes  and  shells.  The  three  tapering  legs  are  turned,  fluted. 
carved  with  acanthus  leaves  and  banded  with  headings. 

(Illustrated) 


629 — Eighteenth  Century  Venetian  Carved  and  Painted 
Harpsichord 
Ilarp-sliaped  case,  with  hinged  lid  and  front.  The  sides  are 
decorated  with  panels  of  Grecian  sphinxes  and  masks  flanked 
by  floral  and  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  having  bands  of 
twisted  ribbon  design  above  and  l)elow,  all  painted  in  gold  on  a 
black  ground.  The  interior  is  similarly  decorated.  The  top 
of  the  stand  is  carved  with  a  lain-el-leaf  band  tied  with  ribbons, 
and  the  shaped  apron  is  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrollings. 
volutes  and  shells.  The  three  tapering  legs  are  turned,  fluted, 
carved  with  acanthus  leaves  and  banded  with  headings. 

(Illustrated) 


FIFTH  AND  LAST  AFTERNOON'S  SALE 

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630 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Wall  Pedestal 

Console  form,  with  shaped  and  molded  shelf  and  bracket  suj)- 
ported  by  a  large  volute  masked  by  a  carved  acanthus-leaf         ^^0 
scrolling  having  a  tajjering  molded  and  voluted  termination  and      'V 
a  square  molded  base. 

Height,  5  feet  3  inches. 


631 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Papier-mache  Wall  Pedestal 
Console  form,  with  semi-octagonal  molded  shelf  supported  by 
a  winged  grotesque  caryatid  fig-ure  with  tassel-hung  drapery 
and  tapering-leaf  carved  termination.    On  carved  paw  base. 

Height,  4  feet  4  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


632 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Pai'iek-jNiachk  Wall  Pedestai. 
Console  form,  with  semi-octagonal  molded  slielf  supported  by  a 
winged  grotesque  caryatid  figure  with  tassel-hung  drapery  and 
tapering-leaf  carved  termination.     On  carved  paw  base. 

Height,  4  feet  -t  inchr.i. 
{Ill  list  rafc(l) 


633 — Paik  of  Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  WxU.i,  Pedes- 
tals 
Console  form,  with  sha^ied,  molded  and  mask  supported  shelf 
and  square  paneled  bracket  supported  by  two  shaped,  voluted 
and  leaf-carved  wings  having  between  them  a  tapering  panel 
carved  with  flower  and  leaf  cluster  and  tasseled  jiendant.  On 
square  molded  base. 

H tight,  -1  feet  11  inches, 
{llhi  St  rated) 

634 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Wall  Pedestal 

Console  form,  with  shaped,  molded  and  mask  supported  shelf 

and  square  paneled  bracket  supported  by  two  shaped,  voluted 

and  leaf-carved  wings  having  between  them  a  tapering  panel 

carved  with  flower  and  leaf  cluster  and  tasseled  pendant.     On 

square  molded  base. 

Height,  -t  feet  81.,  inches. 

635 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Painted  Wood  Coat-oe- 
arms 
Octagonal  escutcheon  in  molded  frame  painted  with  two  pititi 
undraped  and  supjxtrting  a  shaped  shield  charged  with  the  coat- 
of-arms  of  the  liorgia  family. 

Diameter,   29   inches. 
{Illustratecl) 


636 — SiXTEEXTH  Cextury  Florextixe  Carved  axd  Gilt  Wood 

COAT-OF-ARMS 

Shaped  escutcheon  m  frame  of  voluted  scrollings  carved  with 
floral  scroUings,  bu-ds'  heads  and  a  shell  and  surrounded  by 
three  figures  of  piitti.  The  escutcheon  is  charged  with  the  arms 
of  the  3Iedici  family  (six  pellets) .  carved  in  high  relief.    Gilded. 

Height.  -5.5  inches:  zridth.  44  inches. 
{Illustrated) 

637 — SixTEEXTH    Cextury    Florextixe    Carved    axd    Paixted 
Wood  Coat-of-aems 
Carved  oval  scrolled  and  voluted  escutcheon  charged  with  a 
painted  coat-of-arms. 

Height,  2.3  inches;  xcidth.  171-2  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


638 — Fifteexth  Cexti-ry  Florextixe  Colored  Stucco  Coat-of- 

AEMS 

Circular  medallion  bordered  by  two  cornucopia?  and  surmomited 
by  a  cherub  with  outstretched  wings.  The  medallion  is  modeled, 
in  low  relief,  with  a  shaped  shield  charged  with  the  arms  of  the 
Medici  family,  five  pellets,  one  with  the  hlies  of  France,  sur- 
moimted  by  crossed  keys  and  a  Papal  tiara  and  supported  by 
two  demi-lions.  This  escutcheon  was  made  for  Giovanni  de' 
Medici  i  Pope  Leo  X) . 

(Illustrated) 


639 — Sixteexth  Cextury  Vexetiax  Carved  axd  Paixted  Coat- 
of-arms 
Rectangular  tablet  with  molded  frame  enclosing  a  voluted  and 
scrolled  shield  charged  with  a  painted  coat-of-arms  and  sus- 
pended from  a  floral  rosette  by  a  knotted  and  scrolled  ribbon. 
Hanging  from  the  upper  volutes  of  the  sliield  is  a  festoon  of 
clusters  of  fruits  and  leaves  suspended  by  scrolled  ribbons. 

Height.   42  inches;  -uridth.  30  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


G40 — Fifteenth  Cextury  Florentine  Painted  Coat-of-arms 
Circular  medallion  j^ainted  with  scrollings  of  acanthus  leaves 
and  flowers  and  with  a  shaped  shield  charged  with  the  arms  of 
the  Piccolomini  family  quartered  with  those  of  a  related  family.     n<^ 
In  carved  and  gilt  wood  frame  formed  as  a  banded  wreath  t)f 
fruits  and  leaves. 

Diameter,   'M\   iiielies. 


641 — Sixteenth   Century  Florentine   Carved   Wood   Coat-of- 

ARMS 

Shield  of  carved  wood  suspended  by  howed  and  scrolled  ribbon 
and  charged  with  the  arms  of  Castile  (juartered  with  those  of    4 
the  Gonzaga  family.  >yv 

Height.  40  ineliex;   icidtli,  24  inches. 
(Ilbixf  rated) 


042 — Seventeenth   Century  Venetian   Carved  Wood  Coat-of- 

ARMS 

Oval  escutcheon  sun-ounded  ])y  a  fluted  frame  and  by  bold 
voluted  scrollings  carved  with  masks,  a  double  festoon  of  flowers 
and  leaves  and  surmounted  by  a  heraldic  statant  lion.  The  es- 
cutcheon is  charged  with  the  coat-of-arms  of  the  Capello  family. 
cup  with  cords,  a  rayed  sun  and  a  cioss. 

Ileiijlit,    ")(■>  iiieJie.s;   viilth,  '.Hi  iiiehex. 
(Ilhistrtited) 


643 — Sixteenth    Centuky    Fi,orkxtixe    Carved    axd    Paixted 
coat-of-aujis 
Scrolled   and  voliited  oval  escutcheon  carved  above  with  two 
dolphins,   below  with  a  grotescjue   mask   and   charged  Avith  a 
painted  coat-of-arnis. 

llcujht.  ;}()  iin-his;   iddth.  '11   inches. 
{lUust rated) 


6-14 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Florentine  Carved  and  Giet  Walnut 
Hat  Rack 
Rectangular  shape,  witli  molded  and  iluted  cornice.  The  body 
is  arranged  in  fi\'e  molded  panels  enclosing  carved  rosettes,  in 
the  center  of  which  are  turned  wooden  hat-pegs.  The  cresting 
is  formed  of  a  scrolled  egg-shaped  armorial  escutcheon, 
charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  and  flanked  by  two  voluted  scrolls 
and  cherubim.  The  apron  is  shaped,  scrolled  and  carved  in  the 
center  with  a  winged  mask.     Carving  heightened  by  gilding. 

Hcifjht.  2  fcft  ti  iiichi-s;  length.  4  feet  I  ineli. 

(IllnstnifeJ) 


(j44a — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Hat  Rack 

Rectangular  shajje,  with  molded  and  iluted  cornice.  The  body 
is  arranged  with  three  oval  scrolled  and  voluted  panels,  having 
in  each  two  turned  and  carved  hat-pegs.  Shaped  and  scrolled 
apron,  carved  with  overlapping  patera^  and  with  an  oval  ar- 
morial escutcheon  painted  Avith  a  rampant  lion  in  the  center. 

Height,  1  foot  4  inches;  length,  4  feet  5  inches. 

{Illustrated) 


^ 


G-1.5 — 1'aik  ()!■  SiXTKKNTii  Cknithy  \'Kxr,TiAx  Walxtt  Ciiaius 
Strai<>lit  open  l);K'k  with  sciuarc  side  supports,  ac-autlms-kaf 
carved  fiuials  and  two  horizontal  splats  earved  with  pear-shajjed 
escntdieons,  seroMinys  and  aeanthus  leaves.  Wooden  seats  with 
straight  s(|uare  legs,  shaped  si(k'  rails  and  dcei)  front  rails 
carved  with  pear-shaped  eseuteiieons  and  seroUings. 

(Ilhistnitnl) 
oh;        SlXTEKXlll     CkXTIHV     Fj.OKKXTIXF.    \\'AI,XrT     AuMCilAlK 

Straight  haeh  with  s(|uai-e  side  suppoi-ts,  earved  (inials  and  two 
horizontal  splats  piei-eed  and  earved  with  aeanthus-leaf  seroU- 
ings and  a  shell.  Straight  molded  arms  on  scpiare  supports 
with  aeanlhus-lear  hraektts.  wooden  seat  with  scroll  carved 
apron,  straight  srpiare  legs  and  side  rails  and  deep  front  rail 
carved  witli  xoluted  scrolls  and  demi-rosettes. 

{Uhi.stniln}) 


Oil — h\}vu  SiXTKF.XTii  C'KxrriiV  Fi.ouKxrixK  \\'Ai,xrr  Aumchaius 
Straight  hacks.  Scjuare  side  supports  with  acanthus-leaf  carved 
tinials  and  two  horizontal  shaped  splats  carved  with  trefoils  and 
fan-shaped  leaves  and  incised  with  scrolled  and  voluted  line. 
Straight  Hat  mohkd  arms  on  scpiare  sup[)orts.  wooden  seats  ^ 
with  shaped  aprons  and  front  rails  cai-\ed  and  incised  with  ^ 
scrolled  an<l  voluled  lines.  .S(|uare  legs.  sha[)e(l  side  rails. 
C'ai'ving  and    incised    lines  gilded. 

(Illu.stnifnJ) 


(MS — Foru  SixTKKXTii  C'KX'riKv  l''i.()UF.xiixK  \VAi,xr'r  Akmciiairs  .  o 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


i>V.)       l-'olK  SiXll-.F.XTII  C'kXTLKV  1''jJ)1{FXT1XK  WaI.XIT  AUMIIIAIRS 

.Similar  to  No.  ()47. 

6.50 — Four  Sixtkkxth  CF.xriMjY  Fi.ouKxrixF.  Wai.xi't  AininrAiKS  j-^'^^ 
Similar  to  No.  047. 


^' 


645 — Pair  or  Sixteenth  Century  \'enetian  Walnut  Chairs 
Strai^'ht  open  back  with  square  side  supports,  acanthus-leaf 
carved  finials  and  two  horizontal  s])lats  carved  with  pear-shaped 
escutcheons,  scrollings  and  acanthus  leaves.  Wooden  seats  with 
straight  scjuare  legs,  shajjcd  side  rails  and  deej)  front  rails 
carved  with  jiear-shaped  escutcheons  and  scrollings. 

(IUu.it  rated) 

61(3 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Straight  hack  with  scjuare  side  supports,  carved  finials  and  two 
horizontal  splats  pierced  and  earned  with  acanthus-leaf  scroll- 
ings and  a  shell.  Straight  molded  arms  on  square  supports 
with  acanthus-leaf  brackets,  wooden  seat  with  scroll  carved 
ajjron,  straight  square  legs  and  side  rails  and  deep  front  rail 
carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  demi-rosettes. 

(in  11  strata]) 


647 — Four  Sixteenth  Century*  Florentine  Walnut  Armchairs 
Straight  backs.  Square  side  supports  with  acanthus-leaf  carved 
finials  and  two  horizontal  shaped  splats  carved  with  trefoils  and 
fan-shaped  leaves  and  incised  with  scrolled  and  voluted  line. 
Straight  flat  molded  arms  on  s(}uare  supports,  wooden  seats  ^ 
with  shaped  aprons  and  front  rails  car\ed  and  incised  with  ^ 
scrolled  and  voluted  lines.  Square  legs,  shaped  side  rails. 
Carving  and   incised   lines  gilded. 

(Ilhisfrated) 


648 — Four  Sixteenth  Century  Ilorentine  Wai,nut  Ar:mchairs  .  o 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


649 — Four  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchairs 
Similar  to  Xo.  ()47. 


6.30 — FoiTR  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  iVrmchairs  ^n^ 
Similar  to  No.  647. 


6.51 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Boeognese  Waexut  Chaiks 

Straight  ojjeii  l)acks  witli  sciuare  fliited  side  sui)p()rts  and  acan- 
thus-leaf carved  finials.  Deep  (luatrefoil-shaped  splat  pierced 
and  carved  with  scrollings  and  flowers.  Wooden  seats  with 
shajjed  and  scrolled  aprons.  Straight,  stjiiare  and  turned  legs 
with  shajjed  side  and  back  rails  and  deep  shaped  front  rail 
carved  with  acanthus-leaf  scrf)lls. 

(Illii.st  ratal) 

6.52 — Pair  of  Eaiu.y  Sixteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Walnut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular  hacks  with  s(|uare  side  supports,  gilded  acanthus- 
leaf  carved  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  pierced  and  carved 
in  a  design  of  quatrefoils  and  flein's-de-lis.  Pierced  and  carved 
apron,  stjuare  legs  and  side  rails,  and  deep  front  rail  ])ierced 
and  carved  with  quatrefoils  and  fleurs-de-lis. 

(Illiisfnital) 

6.53 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnl^p  xVkmchair 

Straight  back  with  scjuare  car\ed  side  supports,  acanthus-leaf 
carved  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  pierced  and  carved  with 
acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  a  shell.  Curved  flat  voluted  arms 
on  square  sujjports  with  acanthus-leaf  brackets.  I^eather-cov- 
ered  seat  with  leather  apron  secured  by  large  brass-headed  nails. 
Straight  square  legs  and  side  rails.  Shaped  and  pierced  hack 
rail  and  deep  front  rail  pierced  and  carved  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls. 

{llhi.'<tr(ifc(l) 

6.54 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Centi'ry  Florentine  Walnut  ^Vrm- 
chairs 
Straight  back,  with  square  side  supports  and  finials  carved  as 
Gothic  leaves.  Straight  flat  molded  arms  on  turned  baluster- 
shaped  supports,  turned  legs  and  stjuai-e  base  rails  with  paw 
terminations.  Backs  and  seats  coveird  with  contemporary 
leather,  gold  tooled,  as  to  the  backs  with  scrolled  armorial 
shields  and  palmette-shaped  ornamentations,  and  as  to  the 
aprons,  with  bands  of  scrollings.  Secured  by  large  round- 
headed  brass  nails  and  finished  with  knotted  silken  fringe. 


0.5.5 — Set  of  Tiikee  Fii-tekntii  Cextuuy  Feokentixe  Walnut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular  backs  with  stiuare  side  supports,  nikled  acantluis- 
leaf  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  pierced  and  carved  with 
interlacements  of  pomegranate  branches  and  fruits.  Square 
straight  legs  and  side  and  back  rails  and  deep  front  rail  carved 
to  correspond  with  the  splats. 

Si(>nor  Bardini  diructs  attfiitioii  to  Hiusc  c-liiiirs  as  fonniii<r  in- 
tcTL'sting  examj)les  of  the  almost  Gotiiic  rigor  of  tiie  early  Renaissance 
design  to  become  coarsened  and  deteriorated  in  later  centuries. 

{llliist  ratal) 

0.5G — TiiKEE  Sixteenth  Cexti'kv  Feouextixe  Waexut  CiiAn{s 
Rectangular  l)acks  witli  square  side  sujjports,  gilded  acanthus- 
leaf  carved  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  pierced  and  carved  ' 
in  a  scroll  design.  Shaped  apron,  scjuare  and  turned  legs  with 
sfjuare  side  rails  and  front  rail  pierced  and  carved  to  correspond 
with  the  s])lats. 

(Illii.st  ratal) 

0.57 SiXTEEXTII    CeXTUKY    F1.OKEXTIXE    WaEXUT    ClIAlK 

Straight  back,  scjuare  side  supports  with  acanthus-leaf  carved 
finials  and  two  shaped  horizontal  splats,  pierced  and  carved  in 
designs  of  \()luted  scrollings  and  acanthus  leaves.  Square  legs  .^ 
with  shaped  front  rails  pierced  and  carved  in  designs  of  voluted  ^ 
scrollings  and  rosettes,  and  shaped  side  rails.  Seat  covered  with 
contemporary  leather  secured  with  large  brass-headed  nails  and 
finished  with  silk  fringe. 

(Illn.stratal) 

6.58 — Three  Eauey   Sixteenth   Cextuky   Feouextixe  Walxut 
Chaiks 
Rectangular  backs  with  scjuare  side  supports,  gilded  acanthus- 
leaf  car\'ed  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  pierced  and  car\'ed       q 
in  a  design  of  quatrefoils  and  fleurs-de-lis.     Pierced  and  carved    ^ 
apron,  sejuare  legs  and  side  rails  and  deep   front  rail   pierced 
and  carved  with  (juatrefoils  and  fleurs-de-lis. 


^ 


659 — Two  Sixteenth  Century  Feokentine  Walnut  Chairs 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  carved  with  voluted  scrollings 
and  scrolled  egg-shaped  escutcheons  charged  with  coats-of'-arnis. 
Shaped  seats  with  circular  depressions  and  fluted  edges,  shaped 
front  supports  carved  Avith  rosettes,  twin  dolphins  and  egg- 
shaped  escutcheons  charged  with  coats-of-arnis,  and  shaj)ed 
back  supports. 

660 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chair 

Sgabello  type.  Sliaped  back  carved  with  female  caryatids  sup- 
porting voluted  crestings  and  terminating  in  scrolled  acanthus 
leaA'es;  between  them  is  carved  the  Orsini  coat-of-arins.  Semi- 
octagonal  seat  with  carved  edges,  sha{)e(l  front  support  carved 
with  scrolls,  acanthus  lea\'es  and  an  egg-shaped  escutcheon 
charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  and  shaped  l)ack  support. 

661 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chair 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  back  carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  a 
grotesque  mask;  seat  with  chamfered  angles;  shaped  front  sup- 
ports carved  with  twin  dol])hins  and  a  scrolled  egg-shaj^ed  es- 
cutcheon and  shajjcd  back  sujjport. 

662 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chair 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  back  carved  with  Aoluted  scrolls,  shells 
and  an  oval  scrolled  escutcheon  carved  with  the  Eorghese  coat- 
of-arms.  Shaped  wooden  seat;  front  support  carA'ed  with  vo- 
luted scrolls  and  shells,  and  shaped  back  support. 

663 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  carved  with  voluted  scrolls,  flut- 
ings  and  scrolled  heart-shaped  escutcheons;  shaped  seats  with 
circular  depressions;  shaped  front  supports  carved  with  rosettes, 
dolphins  and  scrolled  heart-shaped  escutcheons  and  shaped  back 
supports. 

664 — Three  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 
Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  carved  with  voluted  scrolls.  Cir- 
cular medallions  and  oval  escutcheons.  Semi-octagonal  seats 
with  molded  edges,  square  tapering  box  pedestals,  shaped  front 
supports  carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  scrolled  egg-shaped 
escutcheons,  and  shaped  back  suj)])orts. 


605 — Two  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  carved  with  \oliite(l  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  oval  escutcheons,  one  charged  with  a  coat-of-arnis. 
Semi-octagonal  seats,  shaped  front  supports  carved  with  vo- 
luted  acanthus-leaf  scrolls  and  dolpliins,  and  sliaped  back  sup- 
jjorts.  •*. 

666 — Two  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 

Sgabello  type.  Shaped  backs  carved  with  volutcd  scrolls  and 
scrolled  oval  escutcheons,  one  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms ; 
sliaped  and  octagonal  seats;  shaped  front  supjjorts  carved  with 
dolphin  and  scrolled  egg-sha])ed  escutcheons,  and  shaped  back 
supports. 

667 — Sixteenth  Centi-ry  Florentine  ^VALN^"r  iVmuiiAiR 

Square  l)ack,  with  gilded  tinials  carved  as  masks;  Hat  curved 
voluted  arms  on  square  baluster-shaiK'd  supports;  straight 
square  legs  on  square  base  rails,  with  paw  terminations  and 
deep  front  rail  pierced  and  carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  cir- 
cular medallions.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contennjorary 
green  velvet  bordered  with  gold  galloon,  secured  with  rosetted 
brass-headed  nails  and  finished  with  silk  fringe. 

668 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arbichair 

Rectangular  back  with  square  side  supports  and  gilded  acan- 
thus-leaf carved  finials.  Straight,  flat,  molded  arms  on  scjuare 
supi)orts  with  cai'ved  acanthus-leaf  brackets.  Straight  square 
and  turned  legs,  scjuare  side  and  l)ack  rails  and  deep  front  rail 
carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  a  central  rosette.  The  seat  and 
back  are  covered  with  contemporary  tapestry  woven  with  gold 
background  in  a  pattern  of  Neptune,  Nereids,  a  Dragonfish 
and  conventional  waves.  The  carving  is  heightened  with  gild- 
ing. 

669 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Centitry  Florentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Rectangidar  backs,  with  gilt  carved  finials,  square  curving  and 
voluted  arms  on  curved  sui)ports  carved  with  acanthus  leaves, 
straight  scpiare  legs,  pierced  front  rail  carved  with  scrolls  and 
volutes  and  square  base  rails  with  paw  terminations.  Backs 
and  seats  covered  with  red  and  yellow  brocatelle,  of  a  conven- 
tional flower  and  leaf  design,  secured  with  round  brass-headed 
nails  and  finished  with  silken  fringe.     Cni'\  iiig  of  I'mme  gilded. 


670 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Kectangiihir  back,  with  square  side  supports  and  gilded  acan- 
tlnis-leaf  carved  finials.  Straight,  Hat,  niokled  arms  ou  square 
supports  with  carved  acanthus-leaf  brackets.  Straight  square 
and  turned  legs,  square  side  and  back  rails,  and  deep  front  rail 
carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  a  central  rosette.  The  seat  and 
back  are  covered  with  contemporary  tapestry,  the  back  being 
woven,  with  gold  background,  in  a  design  of  Xeptune  brandish- 
ing his  Trident  and  standing  in  a  chariot  drawn  l)y  sea  horses : 
in  the  distance  are  Xereids,  in  the  foreground  fish  and  a  sea 
dragon,  and  the  backgroinid  is  of  conventional  wa\'e  forms. 
The  seat  has  a  design  of  a  waterfall  and  the  sides  have  a  tapestry 
border  of  floral  rosettes  and  ribbons.  The  carving  is  height- 
ened with  gilding. 

Tlu'Sf  (i()l(l-w()viii  tapestries  are  of  rare  occurrence.  The  reason 
generally  advanced  is  tliat  in  the  late  eighteenth  century  they  were 
burnt  ill  large  quantities  in  order  to  recover  tlie  gold  bullion  woven 
into  them. 


(571 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Kectaiigular  hack,  with  square  side  supports  and  gilded  acan- 
thus-leaf carved  finials.  Straight  flat  molded  arms  on  turned 
haluster-shaped  supports.  Straight  scjuare  and  turned  legs 
on  square  hase  rails  with  paw  terminations  and  deep  front  rail 
carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and  a  central  rosette.  The  seat  and 
back  are  covered  with  contemporary  tapestry,  the  back  being 
woven,  with  gold  background,  in  a  "verdure"  design  with  trunks 
of  trees,  foliage,  rocks,  a  winding  stream  of  water  and  wild  ani- 
mals, including  camels,  deer,  an  elephant  and  what  is  meant 
to  be  a  hippopotamus.  The  seat  has  a  verdure  design  and  the 
sides  a  tapestry  border  of  floral  rosettes  and  ribbons.  The 
carvings  are  heightened  with  gilding. 


672 — SiXTi'KXTii  Ckxtuky  Florextixk  Walxut  Armchair 

Kectaiigular  back,  with  acantlius-leaf  carved  finials.  Flat 
molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  supports,  straight 
square  and  turned  legs  on  square  base  rails  with  paw  tennina-  ^ 

tions  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted  scrollings  and  a     v\ 
central  egg-shaped  escutcheon.     Back  and  seat  covered  with 
contenqjorary  tapestry,  the  back  woven  in  a  design  of  a  mason- 
sculjjtor  at  work  on  an  architectural  carving. 

{in/isfratri}) 


673 — SixTKKXTH  Ckxtury  Florextixk  Walxut  Armchair 

Rectangular  straight  back,  with  carved  and  gilt  finials.  Flat 
molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  su2)ports.  Scjuare  and 
turned  legs  on  square  base  rails  with  paw  terminations.  Back 
and  seat  covered  in  contemporary  tapestry,  woven,  the  back  in 
a  design  of  a  woman  in  sixteenth-century  costume  holding  a 
festoon  of  fruits  and  leaves,  the  seat  with  an  escutcheon,  the 
aj)ron  with  flowers,  fruits  and  leaves. 

(lUiLitratef]) 


674 — SiXTKEXTH  Cextury  Florextixe  Walxut  Armchair 

Rectangular  back,  with  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials.  Flat 
molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  supj^orts,  straight 
square  and  turned  legs  on  square  base  rails  with  jjaw  termina- 
tions and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted  scrollings  and  a 
central  rosette.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contemporary 
tapestry,  the  back  woven  in  a  design  of  a  gai-dener  in  sixteenth 
century  costume,  seated,  with  his  arms  resting  on  a  cluster  of 
pomegranate  and  flowers. 

( 111  list  rnfff]) 


675 — Sixteenth  Cextiky  Flokextine  Walnut  Armchair 

High  straight  back,  with  gilded  voluted  finials  carved  with 
eagles  and  lions'  heads;  fiat  molded  arms  on  turned  supports; 
square  and  turned  legs  on  scjuare  base  rails  with  paw  termina- 
tions and  deej)  front  rail  pierced  and  carved  with  \-oliited  scrolls 
and  palmettes.  Seat  and  hack  covered  with  contemi^orary 
tapestry  woven  in  a  design  of  a  scrolled  medallion  occupied  by 
two  figures  in  sixteenth  century  costume  and  finished  with  silk 
fringe. 


670 — Sixteenth  Cextiuv  Florentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Rectangular  back,  with  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials. 
Flat  molded  arms  on  curved  acanthus-leaf  carved  supports; 
straight  sfjuare  legs  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  an  oval 
escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms,  and  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  volutes.  Back  and  seat  co\ered  with  crimson  velvet, 
bordered  and  paneled  with  broad  gold  galloon  and  finished  with 
silken  fringe. 


677 — Pair  of  Skvkxtekxtii  Ckxtuuv  \'kxi:tiax  ^VAI.xuT  Ar3i- 

CHAIRS 

Kectaiiiiular  l)afks.  with  <>ilt  hron/e  hall  finials;  eurviii"^',  reeded 
and  voluted  anii.s  on  scjuare  supports;  scpiare  molded  legs  pan- 
eled and  carved  with  twisted  rihhon  patterning.  Scrolled,  vo- 
luted and  carved  cross  stretchers.  Seats  and  hacks  covered  in 
Hungarian  point  enihroidered  in  designs  of  scrolled  acanthus 
leaves  and  flowers  and  finished  with  silken  fringe. 


678 — SixTEEXTH  Cextury  Fi.orextixe  Wai.xut  Armchair 

Rectangular  hack,  with  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials. 
Flat  molded  arms  on  cm-ved  acanthus-leaf  carved  supports;  'si/-* 
straight  s(juare  legs  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  an  oval 
escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms,  and  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  volutes.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  crimson  velvet, 
hordered  and  paneled  with  hroad  gold  galloon  and  finished  with 
silken  fringe. 


G79 — 1'aik  of  Sixteenth   Cextuky  Flokextixk  Walxut  Akm- 

CHAIKS 

Square  backs,  witli  gilded  aeantlius-leaf  carved  tinials;  flat 
curving  voluted  arms  on  turned  and  carved  baluster-shaped 
supports;  straight  turned  and  carved  legs  on  square  base  rails, 
with  carved  terminations  and  deep  front  rails  carved  with  vo- 
luted scrolls  and  rosettes.  Seats  and  backs  covered  with  con- 
temjjorary  crimson  velvet  bordered  with  gold  galloon,  secured 
with  large  round  brass-headed  nails  and  flnished  with  silk 
frintre. 


680 — Six  Early  Sixteexth  Cextuky  Fixikextixe  Walxut 
Chaiks 
Straight  backs,  with  acanthus-leaf  carved  flnials.  Straight 
scjuare  legs,  with  deep  front  rail  pierced  and  carved  in  a  design 
of  voluted  scrolls,  and  shaped  back  rail.  Seats  and  backs  cov-  vO 
ered  in  original  leather  fastened  with  round-headed  brass  nails. 
The  backs  gold  tooled  with  circular  medallion  enclosing  a 
chrysanthemum  blossom  and  the  insci-iption:  "ss.  hosaki  del 
MOD." 


681 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  xVrmchair 

Square  back,  with  carved  finials,  flat  arms  on  turned  baluster- 
sliaped  supports,  s<juare  le<)s  on  round  base  rails  with  voluted 
terminations  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  voluted  scrolls  and 
a  central  oval  escutcheon  surroiuided  by  acanthus  leaves.  Seat 
and  back  covered  with  Ilunnarian  point  eml)roiderv  secured 
with  round  brass-headed  nails. 


682 — Three,  Early   Sixteenth   Century    Fi.orentine  Walnut 
Chairs 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


683 — Seventeenth  Century  Venetian  AVaj.nit  Ahmchaiu 

Straight  back,  with  shaped  top.  Curving,  niokled,  vokited  and 
carved  arms  on  bulbous  turned  and  carved  supports.  Turned 
and  carved  legs,  with  voluted  feet  and  deep  front  rail  pierced 
and  carved  with  linked  acanthus-leaf  scrollings.  Turned  side 
rails.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  silk  damask  woven  in  a  de- 
sign of  flowers  and  scrolls,  the  latter  finished  with  silken  fringe. 


684 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Flokextixe  Waexut  Akjutiair 

Rectangular  back,  with  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials. 
Flat  molded  arms  on  curved  acantlnis-leat'  carved  supports; 
straight  square  legs  and  deep  front  rail  carved  with  an  oval  es- 
cutcheon charged  with  a  coat-of-arms,  and  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  volutes.  IJack  and  seat  covered  with  crimson  velvet, 
bordered  and  2)ancled  with  broad  gold  galloon  and  finished  with 
silken  frinye. 


085 — SixTEKXTH  Cextuky  Umijkiax  Walxut  Tkii'oi)  Table 

Cii'cular  top  with  plain  edge,  supported  l)y  shaped  hrackets  on 
tripod  of  bracketed,  shaped,  vohited  and  ear\'ed  wings,  witli 
cyhndrical  pedestal  and  carved  lions'  paw  feet. 

{Illiist  ratal) 


686 — Sixteenth    Century    Cextuai,    Italian    Walnut    Tkii'od 
Table 
Octagonal  top  with  plain  edge,  supported  on  trijxxl  of  shaped, 
bracketed  and  voluted  wings,  witli   cylindi-ical   tripod,   turned 
pendant  and  lions'  paw  carved  feet. 

{Illustrated) 


687 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Octagonal  Table 
()ctaf)oiial  top  with  molded  and  enriched  rim,  supported  on  four 
pierced   and   carved   voluted   brackets   with   molded   base   and 
upright  rails  meeting  in  the  center  to  t'oi-m  a  pedestal.     On 
molded  octagonal  base. 

H light,  2  /('('/  71  u  iitchts:  diameter.  .'J  feet. 

{Illiixt  rated) 


688 — Early  Sixteenth  Century  North  Italian  Walnut 
Table 
Rectangular  plain  top,  with  chamfered  cross  braces  and  deep 
apron  fitted  with  two  drawers  with  paneled  fronts,  supported 
by  shajjed,  scrolled  and  voluted  brackets  on  rectangular  pedestal 
with  paneled  sides,  fitted  with  two  drawers  with  paneled  fronts. 
Square  plain  base  and  shaped,  scrolled  and  voluted  feet. 

Height,  2  feet  8  inches-  length,  -i  feet  ^'^/U  inches;  -icidth,  8  feet 
I/O   inch. 

{ III  nsf  rated) 


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689 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Waenut  Table 

Octagonal  plain  top,  supported  on  eight  shaped  brackets  with 
paneled  frieze  and  four  carved  and  voluted  wings  with  cylin- 
drical jjedestal  and  carved  lions'  paw  feet. 

{Ill  list  ratal) 


690 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Table 

Circular  top  of  walnut  on  tripod  pedestal  formed  of  wrought- 
iron  scrolls  with  curving  flattened  feet. 

Height,  2  feet  8  iiielies;  (lidmrter.  '2  feet  1  inch. 
(lUiist  rated) 


691 — SiXTEKNTii  Cfa'tury  Liguriax  AValxut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  sliape.  The  nioUleil  top  is  liint)e(l  to  open  and 
with  tlie  frieze,  carved  with  acanthus  leaves,  is  supj^orted 
by  pilasters  with  molded  caj^itals  and  paneled  shafts  carved 
with  scrolled,  voluted  and  rosetted  ])atternin^s,  and  the  body, 
arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  two  hinged  doors,  and  the  sides. 
arranged  as  shallow  cuj^boards,  are  paneled  and  carved  with 
oval  leaf  medallions  having  floral  rosettes  at  the  angles  and 
turned  wooden  knobs  in  the  centers.  On  molded  and  fluted 
base  and  plinth  carved  with  false  shaped  apron  and  rectangular 
panels  of  voluted  leaf  ornamentations,  and  arranged  as  three 
drawers. 


Hcighl.  .'}  feet  ;3  iiichc.t;  zcidth,  3  fret  10  iiichr.i:  clrpfli.  1  foot  91  ^  iiirhcs. 


692 — SiXTKEXTH  Cextuky  Umhhiax  Walxut  Cabixet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  top  and  frieze  fitted  with 
drawei-,  the  front  carved  with  voluted  pahnettes  flanked  by 
acantluis-leaf  car\'ed  console  brackets  which  serve  as  drawei- 
fronts  and  are  supported  on  pilasters  whose  fronts  are  carved 
with  imbrications  and  which  have  acanthus-leaf  carved  consoles 
serving  as  drawer  fronts  in  place  of  capitals.  The  body  ar- 
ranged as  a  cupboard,  with  two  hinged  doors  whose  fronts  are 
paneled  and  surrounded  by  borders  carved  with  zigzag  orna- 
mentation.   On  molded  base,  with  plain  plinth  and  ball  feet. 

Height,  '1  feet  3  hiclics;  icHltli,  -i  feet  -i  inchtH;  depth,  1  foot  5  inches. 


G9.3 — Eakly  Si^vKXTKFA'TH  Cextury  Fi.orextixe  Wai.xut 
Cabinet 
Rectangular  shape,  with  incurxed  angles.  ^Molded  cornice  and 
plain  frieze,  supported  by  two  pilasters  with  tapering  paneled 
shafts  and  Composite  capitals,  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  two 
hinged  doors  having  shaped  paneled  fronts.  On  molded  base 
with  cushion  feet. 

Height.  ;3  /Vc/  Si/o  inches:  -cidfh.  -i  fccf  8I4  inches:  depth.  2  feet 
11    inches. 

(lllnsfnifeiJ) 


094 — Sixteenth  Centuky  P'lorentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  and  carved  cornice  and  paneled 
frieze,  carved  in  the  center  with  scrolled  escutcheon,  supported 
by  winged  caryatids  terminating  in  tapering  shafts  and  claw 
feet  on  carved  pedestals.  Fitted  with  eleven  draAvers,  with  pan- 
eled fronts  and  turned  knobs  and  with  two  roimd-arched  and 
recessed  comj)ai-tnicnts  su2)ported  by  detached  Doric  columns. 
Molded  and  carved  l)ase. 

Height,  .'50  inches:  -,ci(Jt]i.  40  inches;  depth.  18  inches. 

(lUnsf rated) 


695 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded,  fluted  cornice  and  frieze,  en- 
riched by  circular  medallions  sejjarated  by  console  brackets,  sup- 
])orted  by  two  pilasters  with  tapering  carved  shafts  and  molded 
capitals.  Arranged  as  cupboard,  with  hinged  jjaneled  doors 
having  turned  knobs.  JNIolded  and  carved  base,  shaped  and 
scroll  carved  apron  and  paw  feet. 

Height,  4  feet  6  inclus;  -ccidtli,  4  feet  8  iiiclu'n;  depth,  2  feet  3  inches. 
{lUii.strdted) 


696 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shajje,  with  molded  toj)  and  frieze  enriched  with 
circular  medallions  separated  by  triglyphs  and  gutt;t'  and  fitted 
with  two  drawers.  Supported  at  each  side  by  console  brackets 
with  carved  fronts  and  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  two  hinged 
and  molded  paneled  doors  flanked  by  vertical  molded  panels. 
INIolded  and  broken  base. 

Height,  .'36  inehcs;  length,  48  inches. 

{Ulast  rated) 


>■ 


697 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Tuscax  Walxut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape.  ^Molded  top,  with  frieze  fitted  w  itli  two 
drawers  with  molded  paneled  fronts  and  turned  wooden  knobs. 
Tlie  body  is  arranged  as  a  cupl)oard  with  two  hinged  doors  with 
sunken  paneled  fronts  and  diamond-shaped  medallions  formed 
by  raised  moldings.  These  doors  are  separated  and  flanked 
by  columnar  pilasters  with  fluted  cajjitals  and  tapering  and 
vase-shaped  shafts  carved  with  imbrications,  flutings  and  gad- 
roonings.  Plain  broken  plinth,  molded  base  and  shaped  cross 
block  feet.     The  sides  arc  paneled  to  conform  with  the  front. 

Hiighf,  3  feet  .'5  iinlu-s:  uidlh,  .'3  feet  2  inches:  depth.  1  foot  (!  inehex. 


698 — Sixteenth  Century  North  ItxVLian  Waexvt  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape.  IMolded  and  carved  cornice  and  plain  frieze 
carved  with  a  bearded  mask  and  rosettes  supported  by  seven 
caryatids:  four  of  queens,  with  drapery  and  voluted  termina- 
tions ;  three  of  Tritons,  with  twisted  fishtail  terminations.  Ar- 
ranged as  a  cupboard,  with  hinged  panel  doors  having  in  the 
centers  bronze  masks  supporting  swinging  looped  handles  of 
bronze.    Molded  base. 


Heighi,  3  feet  9  inches;  rcitltli.  4  feet  71  o  inches;  depth,  1  foot  Ql/o 
inches. 


699 — Fifteenth  Cexti'ky  Itaijax  Walxtt  Caxopiei)  Catteiira 
High  paneled  back,  witli  molded  cornice  and  plain  frieze  sup- 
ported by  two  shaped  brackets.  The  arms  are  shaped  and 
\-oluted,  the  seat  formed  as  a  box  with  hinged  lid  and  paneled 
front  and  sides,  and  the  base  molded. 

ll(i(jlif,    7    fcft    7    inclir.i. 


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700 — Sixteenth  Centuuy  French  AN^vlnut  Thkone  Chaik 

High  hack,  witli  molded  cornice  and  carved  frieze  supported 
hy  two  jMlasters  having  paneled  shafts  and  Composite  Corin- 
thian capitals,  enclosing  a  paneled  center  carved  with  acanthus- 
leaf  rinceaux  springing  from  a  vase  with  flowers,  tahlets,  a 
cheruh  and  masks.  Curved,  molded  and  voluted  arms  on 
carved  paneled  supports.  Seat  formed  as  a  hox.  with  twin 
jjaneled  front  cai'\ed  with  linen  folds. 


Height,   (i   feet    .5    inehe: 
■i  inchefi. 


length,    1    foot   9   iiiehes;    icidth,    .3   feet 


Signor  Bai'dini  liais  ahvays  attaclicd  particular  ini})ortaiU'e  to  this 
chair  as  an  admirable  example  of  the  French  Renaissance.  It  came 
from  the  collection  of  M.  Carrand,  Director  of  the  Lyons  Museum,  who 
bequeathed  a  large  ])ortion  of  his  collection  to  the  Bargcllo  Museum, 
Florence. 


701 — 'J'avo  SiXTEEXTii  Century  Flokextixe  Wai,xut  Akmchaiks 
Straight  back  with  fluted  and  astragalled  side  supports  and 
acanthus-leaf  carved  finials  and  two  horizontal  splats  carved 
with  voluted  scrolhngs  and  pointed  leaves.  Flat  curving  voluted 
arms  on  square  supports  with  acanthus-leaf  brackets,  wooden 
seat  with  pierced  apron  carved  in  voluted  scrolls,  straight  square 
legs  and  side  rails,  shaped  back  rail  and  deep  front  rail  pierced 
and  carved  in  scrolls  and  a  center  diamond-shaped  medallion. 

702 — SixTEEXTH  Cextuky  Fi.okextixe  Wai.xut  Armchair 

Rectangular  back,  with  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials. 
Flat  molded  arms  on  curved  acanthus-leaf  carved  supports, 
straight  sfjuai-e  legs  and  deep  front  i-ail  carved  with  an  oval 
escutcheon  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms.  and  with  acanthus-leaf 
scrolls  and  volutes,  liack  and  seat  covered  with  crimson  velvet, 
bordered  and  paneled  with  broad  gold  galloon  and  finished  with 
silken  fringe. 


703 — Seventeenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Armchair 

Rectangular  back,  with  .s{|uare  side  supports,  acanthus-leaf 
carved  finials  and  large  horizontal  quatrefoil-shaped  splat 
carved  with  scrolled  egg-shaped  escutcheons  and  acanthus-leaf 
scrollings,  straight  flat  molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped 
supports,  square  and  tiu'ned  legs  with  shaped  and  carved  front 
rails.  Seat  covered  with  Hungarian  jjoint  embroidery  finished 
with  silken  frinae. 


704 — Sevkntj:enth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm  and  Side 
Chair 
Sloping  rectangular  backs  with  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved 
finials,  the  armchair  with  straight  flat  voluted  arms  and  square 
supports.  Straight  square  legs,  with  deep  front  rails  pierced 
and  carved  with  fleurs-de-lis,  and  square  lower  front,  side  and 
back  rails.  Seats  and  backs  in  original  leather,  secured  with 
large  and  small  rosetted  brass-headed  nails.  The  backs  are 
gold-tooled,  witli  s(|uare  scrolled  escutcheons  charged  with  coats- 
of-arms,  supported  by  ])iii1i  surmoimted  l)v  helmets  and  sur- 
rounded by  scrolled  and  rosetted  borders. 

(lUu  St  rated) 


70.J — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Florextixe  Waexut  Armchair 

Square  back,  w  ith  scjiiare  side  supports  and  gilded,  carved  and 
gilt  finials,  tlat  molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped  sup- 
ports, square  legs  on  square  base  rails  and  scjuai-e  back  rail. 
Back  and  seat  covered  with  leather,  gold  tooled,  as  to  the  back, 
with  armorial  shield  and  scrolled  borders,  and  as  to  the  apron, 
with  bands  of  scrollings.  Secured  by  round  brass-headed  nails 
and  finished  with  silken  fringe. 

{IIh<.sfratal) 

700 — Pair  of  Sixteexth  Cextury   Fi.orextixe  Walxut  Akm- 

CHAIRS 

Straight  backs,  with  square  side  supports  and  finials  carved 
as  honeysuckles  and  gilded.  Flat  molded  arms  on  turned  bal- 
uster-shaped supports,  square  legs  and  base  rails.  Backs  and 
seats  covered  with  contemporary  leather,  gold  tooled,  as  to  the 
backs,  with  scrolled  shields  charged  with  coats-of-arnis  sur- 
mounted by  helmets  and  with  palmette-shaped  ornamentations, 
and  as  to  the  aprons,  with  bands  of  flcurons.  Secured  by  double 
rows  of  round  brass-headed  nails  and  finished  witli  silken 
fringes. 

707 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs 
Straight  rectangular  backs ;  one  with  tin-ned  ball  finials,  straight 
sjiirally  turned  arms  on  spirally  turned  supports,  spirally 
tui-ned  legs,  front  and  side  rails  and  stretchers.  Backs  and 
seats  in  original  leather,  secured  with  large  and  small  rosctted 
brass-headed  nails,  the  seats  finished  with  leather  fringe,  the 
backs  repousse  with  oval  escutcheons  charged  with  coats-of-arms 
and  rtanked  by  acanthus-leaf  scrolls  and  stars. 

{Illustrated) 

708 — Sevexteexth  Cextury  North  Italiax  Walxut  Armchair 
Straight  back,  ^ith  gilded  acanthus-leaf  carved  finials.  Flat 
curved,  \'oluted  ai-ms  on  square  supports,  square  legs  with  vo- 
luted  feet,  deep  i^ierced  and  scroll  carved  front  rails  and  square 
side  rails.  Seat  and  back  in  original  leather,  secured  with  large 
and  small  star-headed  brass  nails  and  finished  with  silk  fringe. 
The  back  repousse  in  a  design  of  a  central  cartouche  surrounded 
bv  acanthus-leaf  sci'oUino's. 


r:^K^v^y^^^' 


■  V  n  '•  SiTll- 


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709 — Sixteenth  Century  Flokentine  Walnut  Armchair 

Straight  back  Mitli  square  side  sujjports  and  finials  carved  as 
crowned  eagles.  Flat  molded  and  voluted  arms  on  square 
carved  baluster-shaped  sujiports,  square  legs,  side  and  back 
rails  and  deej)  front  rail  carved  with  oval  escutcheons  and  vo- 
luted scrolls.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contemporary  leather, 
gold  tooled,  as  to  the  backs  with  scrolled  shields  charged  with 
coats-of-arms  surmounted  by  helmets  and  surrounded  by  a  bor- 
der of  scrollings,  and  as  to  the  aprons  with  bands  of  fieiu'ons. 
Leather  secured  by  double  rows  of  round  bi-ass-headed  nails 
and  finished  with  silken  fringes. 

710 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm- 
chairs .  / 
Straight  rectangular  backs,  spirally  turned  arms,  supports,  legs,  '^-  ' 
front  and  side  rails  and  stretchers.     Backs  and  seats  in  original 
leather  secured  with  brass-headed  nails. 

711 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Wai,nut  Arm-      ,  ^ 
chairs  J 

Similar  to  the  preceding. 


712 — Pair  of  Seventeenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm-      ^^ 

CHAIRS  ^ 

Similar  to  the  preceding. 


713 — Sixteenth  Century  Fi.okextink  Walnut  Armchair 

Straight  hack,  witli  square  side  supports  and  finials  carved  as 
Gothic  leaves.  Straight  flat  molded  arms  on  turned  baluster- 
shaped  supports;  turned  legs  and  scjuare  base  rails  with  paw 
terminations.  Back  and  seat  covered  with  contemporary 
leather,  gold  tooled,  as  to  the  back  with  a  diamond-shaped  me- 
dallion surrounded  by  a  border  of  scrollings,  and  as  to  the 
apron  with  a  band  of  scrollings,  secm-ed  by  large  roinid-headed 
brass  nails  and  finished  witli  knotted  silken  fringe. 


714 — Pahj  of  Sixteenth  Century   Florentine  Walnut  Ak^m- 

C  HAIRS 

Straight  backs,  with  carved  and  gilt  acanthus-leaf  Hnials.  Flat 
molded  arms  on  turned  baluster  supports;  straight  legs  and 
cross  braces.  Seats  and  backs  in  contemporary  leather  secured 
with  brass-headed  nails  and  finished  with  silk  fringe.  Backs 
tooled  in  gold  with  central  scrolled  armorial  shields  and  pal- 
mette-shaped  ornaments  in  the  angles. 


/^ 


71.) — Pair  oe  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Arm-    -,  b 

CHAIRS 

Similar  to  the  preceding. 


^0 


71() — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 

Straight  sciuare  backs  and  seats,  turned  legs,  side  rails  and        { 
stretchers.     Seats  and  backs  in  original  leather,  secured  with  \ 
round-headed  brass  nails,  finished  with  silk  fringe. 

717 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Fi.oRENriNE  Walnut  Chairs 
Straight  square  backs  and  seats,  tui'ued  legs,  side  rails  and 
stretchers.  Seats  and  backs  in  original  leather,  secured  with 
brass-headed  nails  and  finished  with  silk  fringe.  Backs  tooled 
in  gold  with  a  sci'olk'd  ai'iUDrial  escutcheon  and  lloi'al  boi'ders. 

(lllnsfrafal) 

718 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  AR:\r- 
chairs 
Square  back,  with  square  side  supports  and  gilded,  carved  acan- 
thus-leaf finials,  flat  molded  arms  on  turned  baluster-shaped 
sujjports.  stjuare  legs  on  square  base  rails  with  paw  terminations 
and  shaped  back  rails.  Backs  and  seats  covered  with  leather, 
gold  tooled,  as  to  the  backs,  with  ([uatrefoil  medallions  siu'- 
rounded  by  paneled  borders,  and  as  to  the  aprons,  with  dia- 
mond-shaped medallions,  secured  by  double  rows  of  round 
brass-headed  nails  and  finished  with  silken  fringe. 

{lUustrafed) 

719 — Set  of  Two  Fifteenth  Centl^ry  Florentine  Walnut 
Chairs 
Straight  backs,  with  car\ed  gilt  shell-shaped  finials.  square 
scrolled  cross  legs  with  voluted  feet  jjivoted  as  though  to  fold, 
and  with  tiu-ned  front  and  back  rails.  Seats  and  backs  in 
original  leather  fastened  with  round-headed  brass  nails  and 
finished  with  silk  fringe. 

(Illiistratc(l) 

7'20 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walni't  Chairs 
wSimilar  to  the  iJreceding. 

721 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Chairs 

Similar  to  the  pi'cceding. 

722 — Pair  of  Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Walni't  Chairs 
Similar  to  the  preceding. 


CUSHIONS  AND  TAPESTRIES  OF  THE  SIXTEENTH 
AND  SEVENTEENTH  CENTURIES 

72.) — Pair    of    Sixtkkxtii    Ckxtuuy    Fi.okkxtixe    E:\im{on)ERED 
Sii.K  Cusiiioxs 
Rectangular   shape.      Covered   witli   hlue   silk.   eiul)roi<lered   in 
gold  with  a  diajjered  patterning  of  i-aised  torsades  surrounded 
by  interlacements  and  scrollings. 

Height,    I.')   inches;    width,    IHl/^    inches. 
(Ill  list  rata!) 

726 — SiXTEEXTH  Cextury  Fi.orextixe  Embroidered  Cushiox 
Covered  with  red  silk.  Embroidered  in  colored  silks,  as  to  the 
center,  with  a  scrolled  armorial  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of- 
arms  mantled  with  foliage  and  surmounted  by  a  helmet.  This 
is  surrounded  by  four  large  palmette-shaped  figures  of  scroll- 
ings and  flowers  starting  from  conventional  vases  at  the  angles. 
Finished  with  silk  tassels. 

Height,  14  inches;  width,  191/i;  inches. 

(Illustrated) 

727 — Sixteexth  Cextury  Florextixe  Embroidered  Silk 
C  us  II I  ox 
Rectangular  shape.  Co\'ered  with  red  silk,  embroidered  in  col- 
ored silks  and  gold  with  a  scrolled  pear-shaped  escutcheon 
charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  and  surrounded  by  scrolled  ribbons. 
At  the  angles  are  voluted  and  floral  palmettes,  and  the  border 
is  of  vases,  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and  flowers. 

Height,  1 4  inches;  width,  19  inches. 

(IlUistrnted) 


728 — Pair  of  Sixtkenth  Century  Florentine  Cushions 

Covered  witli  red  .satin  embroidered,  in  colored  silks,  as  to  the 
center,  witli  figures  of  Justice  carrying  her  scales  and  a  female 
Bacchante  jjourino-  out  a  libation  of  wine  from  a  vase.  At  the 
angles  are  palmettc-shaped  figures  of  scrollings  and  flowers. 
Border  of  scrollings  and  vases.    Finished  with  silk  tassels. 

Height,  \f>\'-2  inches;  xcidfh,  20V->  inches. 


729 — Pair  of  Sixteenth  Cextuky  Flokkxtink  Emhkoideked 
Sn.K  Cushions 
Rectangular  shape.  Covered  with  red  silk,  embroidered  in  gold 
and  colored  silks  with  oval  medallions  occvipied  by  figures 
of  Minerva  with  spear  and  shield  and  Diana  with  a  bow,  en- 
closed by  a  border  of  medallions  and  acanthus  leaves  and  sur- 
rounded by  scrolled  ribbons.  At  the  angles  are  scrolled  pal- 
mettes,  and  the  borders  are  of  acanthus-leaf  scroUings  sym- 
metrically diapered.    Finished  with  tassels. 

Height,  15  inchc-t;  xciclth,  191^4;  inches. 


730 — Sixteenth  Century  Flokentixe  Ki\ii!K()ii)euei)  Silk 
Cushion 
Rectangular  shape.  Covered  with  red  satin,  embroidered  in 
gold  and  colored  silks  with  a  scrolled  escutcheon  charged  with 
a  coat-of-arms  and  with  voluted  and  floral  pahnettes  at  the 
angles  and  with  a  border  of  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and  flowers. 

Height.  21  Inches;  xcidth,  15  inches. 

(lUust rated) 

731 — Sixteenth  Cexti'hy  Feokextine  Embkoideued  Cushion 

Covered  with  red  silk  embroidered  in  colored  silks,  as  to  the 
center  with  a  two-headed  eagle  sin-niounted  by  a  crown  and 
displaying  a  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms.  In  the  angles 
are  heraldic  eagles.  Surrovmded  by  a  border  of  scrollings  and 
flowers.     Finished  with  silk  tassels. 

Height,  20',^  inches;  width.  151/^  inches. 

{Illustrated) 

732 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Tapestry  Cover 

Rectangular  shape.  Woven  to  simulate  an  Asia  IMinor  rug, 
with  a  field  of  quatrefoil-shaped  interlacements,  inner  and  outer 
guarils  of  s(iuare  quatrefoiled  rosettes,  main  border  with  a  dia- 
jjered  pattei-n  of  looped  interlacements  and  leaves,  and  outer 
border  of  looped  tassels. 

Length.  11  feet  5  inches;  u-idth.  (5  feet  10  inches. 

(Ulust  rated) 


J.-* 


^■«lilliflilli!ii«'i«'^^ 


733 — Skventeenth  Cextuky  Heraldic  Tapestky  Paxel 

Rectangular  shajje.  The  center  w()\en  with  a  central  s(|uare 
panel,  occupied  by  a  .scrolled  and  shaped  shield  charged  with 
a  coat-of-arnis,  and  surrounded  by  an  arabesque  patterning 
of  scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and  cornucopia'  filled  with  fruits  and 
leaves.  The  border  is  of  meander  pattern  of  acanthus-leaf 
scrollings  separated  by  fluted  vases.  The  whole  patterned  in 
light  colors  on  dark  grounds. 

Height,  8  fcrt  !)  inches;  icidth,  t)  feet  i  iiiehcs. 
(Illustrated) 


734. — Seventeenth  Cextuky  Italian  Heraldic  Tapestry  Panel 
Rectangular  shape.  The  center  woven  with  a  central  square 
panel,  occupied  by  a  scrolled  and  shaped  shield  charged  with 
a  coat-of-arms.  and  surmounted  by  an  arabesfjue  patterning  of 
scrolled  acanthus  leaves  and  cornucopia*  filled  with  fruits  and 
leaves.  The  border  is  also  of  meander  pattern  of  acantlius-leaf 
scrollings  separated  by  fluted  vases.  The  whole  patterned  in 
light  colors  on  dark  grounds. 

Height.  8  feet  9  inches;  icidth,  9  feet  -i  inches. 


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\o.   73.'} — Seventeenth   C'kntukv   IIekaedic   Tai'estkv    Paxei. 


735 — Seventeenth  Century  Flemish  Verdure  Tapestry  Panel 
Rectangular  shape.  The  center  woven  in  a  "verdure"  design 
of  large  scrolled,  pointed  and  serrated  leaves  in  ^•arying  shades 
of  green  on  a  dark  ground  and  intertwined  with  anemone,  iris 
and  (jther  flowers,  buds  and  leaves,  and  with  birds.  The  border 
is  a  broad  band  of  flowers  and  fruits,  woven  in  their  natural 
colors,  and  leaves  on  a  light  ground. 

Heic/lif,  11  firt  li  inclufi;  uichh,  9  ftrt  1  inch. 
(lUiistrati'tl) 


736 — Seventeenth  Century  Flemish  Verdure  Tapestry  Panel 
Rectangidar  shape.  The  center  woven  in  a  "verdure"  design 
of  large  scrolled,  j)<)inted  and  serrated  lea\'es  in  varying  shades 
of  green  on  a  dark  ground  and  intertwined  with  anemone,  iris 
and  other  flowers,  buds  and  leaves,  and  with  birds.  The  border 
is  a  bi'oad  band  of  flowers  and  fruits,  woven  in  their  natural 
colors,  and  leaves  on  a  light  groimd. 


Hdyht,  10  feet  8  iiu-lu:s:  icidtli.  11  /V(7  2  inclun. 


\o.   T.'i/) — Sevextkexth   Cextuuy   Flemish   ^  erdure   Tapestry   Paxel 


737 — Sixteenth  Century  Italian  Tapestry  Panel 

Rectangular  shaj^e.  Woven  with  episodes  of  the  Siege  of  Troy. 
In  the  center  are  the  figures  of  Paris,  in  classical  armor,  and 
Helen  in  a  loose  robe  and  wearing  a  close-fitting  cap.  On  either 
side  are  the  ti-unks  of  trees,  that  on  the  left  being  an  apple  tree 
with  a  small  animal  below  jJi'cparing  to  climb  it  and  a  scrolled 
escutcheon  charged  witli  a  coat-of-arms  above,  while  that  on  the 
right  is  an  oak  tree  with  a  jjarrot  perched  on  one  of  the  branches. 
On  the  left  is  Diomedes  with  the  captured  Palladium,  and  on 
the  right  Achilles  seizing  Polj^xena.  On  the  extreme  right  is 
a  city  gate.  In  the  distance  a  landscape  with  figures  and  a 
castle.  The  architecture  and  costumes,  with  the  exception  of 
that  of  Paris,  are  Italian  of  the  sixteenth  century.  Surrounded 
by  a  l)order  of  a  laurel-leaf  garland  and  clusters  of  fruits,  fiow- 
ers  and  leaves. 

Height,  5  feet  7 ' /^  iiiehe.s;  icidtJi,  l.'J  feet  9  inches. 


S{oO 


FURNITURE  OF  THE  FIFTEENTH,  SIXTEENTH 
AND  SEVENTEENTH   CENTURIES 

7.*}8 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  AVai,nut  Cabinet 

Rectan<>ular  shape,  with  molded  and  dentelled  coniiee<  paneled 
frieze  fitted  with  dra\\'er,  arranged  as  cuphoard  with  hinged 
paneled  door,  having  in  the  center  an  applied  carving  of  a 
scrolled  and  voluted  lion  mask.  The  sides  have  scrolled  and 
voluted  round-arched  niches  occupied  with  carved  figures  of 
bearded  men,  manacled  and  wearing  Phrygian  caps,  on  brackets. 
INIolded  base. 

Height,  4  ffct  \  width.   1   foot  10  inches. 

{lUuxtruted) 


739 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  top  carved  with  two  bands  of 
flutings.  The  frieze  fitted  with  two  drawers,  separated  and 
flanked  by  carved  voluted  lions'  masks  and  with  sunken  paneled 
fronts  carved  with  voluted  strapwork  scrollings.  The  lower 
part  is  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  two  hinged  sunken  paneled 
doors  separated  and  flanked  by  narrow  \ertical  panels  carved 
with  floral  rosettes.  The  jilinth  is  carved  with  circular  fluted 
rosettes  and  the  base  is  molded  and  fluted.  On  double  fluted 
block  feet  separated  by  voluted  carved  fan-like  ornamentations. 
Swinging  scrolled  and  looped  handles  of  bronze. 

Height,  4  feet  '2  inrhes:  icidth,  .'5  feet  4  iiielies;  depth.  1  foot  'ii  inches. 
(lU  list  rated) 


740 — Fifteenth  Century  Xokth  Italian  Carved,  Painted  and 
Gilded  Wood  Overmantel 
Rectangular  shape.  Of  molded  and  carved  wood  painted  in 
gold  on  a  blue  ground  and  divided,  horizontally,  into  sections 
bj^  molded  cornices  and  friezes  enriched  with  carved  acanthus- 
leaf  scrollings,  and  vertically,  into  three  divisions  by  four  Ionic 
pilasters  with  shafts  and  jjcdestals  paneled  and  carved  with 
candelabra  and  acanthus-leaf  scrolls.  In  the  middle  section 
these  divisions  form  niches  with  round-arched  tops,  shell  pedi- 
ments and  spandrels  carved  with  scrollings. 

Height,  47  inches;  zcidtli,  .y.i  inches. 
(Illust  rated) 


7-11 — Sixteenth  Centi-ry  Erescian  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shaj^e,  with  molded  and  carved  cornice  and  frieze, 
fitted  with  two  drawers  with  jjaneled  and  carved  fronts  sepa- 
rated and  flanked  by  acanthus-leaf  carved  console  brackets, 
which  also  form  drawer  fronts,  and  supjiorted  by  three  jjilasters 
with  paneled  and  carved  fronts.  Arranged  as  a  cupboard  with 
hinged  doors,  the  fronts  with  roimd-arched  panels  enriched  by 
radiating  and  horizontal  flutings.  On  molded  and  carved  base 
and  paw  feet. 

Height,  i  feet  2  inclies;  lengtli.  4  feet  1  inch;  depth,  1  foot  9  incites. 
{Ilhist  rated) 


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742 — Sixteenth  Century  Venetian  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  sliaped,  witli  molded  fornicr  and  i'rieze  flanked  by 
dies  carved  with  tleur.s-de-lis,  siippoi-ted  by  pilasters  carved  with 
female  caryatids,  pendants  of  fruits  and  leaves  and  tassels.    Ar- 
ranged as  a  ciijjboard  with  hinged  doors,  each  having  two  broken  / 
and  three  plain  molded  panels,  with  carved  masks  in  center           v^ 
panels.     jNIolded  base  and  shaped  bracket  feet.                                     '^ 

Helyht,    4   feet    8   IncheK;    icidfh,    3   feet    5    inches:    depth,    \    foot 
G  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


743 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  niolded  and  carved  top.  ^Vpron  divided 
by  three  carved  console  lirackets  and  fitted  with  two  panel- 
fronted  drawers.  The  lower  ])ortion  divided  into  two  portions 
by  bearded  and  female  caryatids,  with  flower  and  leaf  pendants, 
having  between  two  sunken  paneled  hinged  doors  with  turned 
wooden  knobs,  molded  and  gadrooned  base  and  paw  feet. 

Height,  4  feet  2  inches:  i^'idth.  5  feet:  depth.  2  feet  1  inch. 
(Illustrated) 


744 FOUKTEENTH   CeNTUKY   FLORENTINE   InLAID   WaLNUT   INIaDIA 

OR  Bread  Chest 
Rectangular  shape,  with  hinged  lid  having  a  molded  front.  The 
body  of  the  chest  is  divided  vertically  into  three  parts,  the  center 
of  which  is  enriched  hy  sunk  and  raised  molded  panels  sur- 
rounded by  bands  of  geometrical  inlay.  This  is  flanked  by 
squares  with  diagonal  bands  of  inlaid  fleurons.  These  side  sec- 
tions are  shaped  below  so  as  to  form  a  cuspcd  arch  with  carved 
rosettes  at  the  points. 

Height,  ."J  feet:  rcidtli.  5  feet:  depth,  2  feet. 

Si^nor  Hardini  considers  this  as  a  vi_rv  intc  rostiiiir  pirce  on  account, 
not  only  of  its  rarity,  hut  of  its  c\cc])ti(inal  state  of  ]ircscrvation  and 
ricli  jiatina. 

(lUii.itrafccl) 


745 — Fourteenth  Century  Sienese  Pastigeia  Decorated  Cas- 

SONE 

Kectangidar  shape,  with  domed,  hinged  and  molded  lid  deco- 
rated with  painted  panels  of  interlacements.  The  front  is  sur- 
roimded,  in  pastiglia  work,  with  a  band  of  eight-jxtinted  star- 
shaped  sunken  medallions  enclosing  conventional  foliage  sprays ; 
within  the  border,  on  a  ground  decorated  in  relief  with  scrolled 
sprays  of  pointed  leaves,  is  a  central  round  and  cusped 
arclied  panel,  the  arch  supported  on  spirally  fluted  pilasters, 
enclosing  a  heraldic  figure  of  a  statant  lion  on  a  ground  seme 
with  floral  sprays.  This  is  flanked  by  two  quatrefoil-shaped  me- 
dallions enclosing  shields  charged  with  coats-of-arms.  On  base 
shaped  Avith  a  series  of  cusped  pointed  arches.  The  sides  are 
decorated  with  quatrefoil  medallions,  on  grounds  of  scrolled 
sprays  of  pointed  leaves,  and  enclosing  figures  of  animals. 

Heiijht.   :j  feet   5  inehex:   length.  5  feet   5'^   ;•;/(■/(.  .v;    zcidth.   2  feet 
11  o   inehes. 

(Illustrated) 


rj.G — FuuRTEEXTH    Cextuky    Flouextixe    Irox-bouxu    Paixted 

COFl-ER 

Rectangular  .sliape,  witli  liiu^cd  lid  having  side  braces.  The 
front  and  sides  are  decorated  in  colored  gesso  with  a  raised 
diapering  of  large  Heurs-de-lis  enriched  with  stalks  of  trefoil 
blossoms,  and  with  two  heart-shaped  escutcheons  surmounted  by 
bishops'  mitres.  Above  and  below  are  bands  of  diamond-shaped 
patternings  in  raised  gesso.  Vertically  banded  with  seven  strajjs 
of  wrought  ii-on  shaped  with  recurrent  heart-shaped  bosses. 
Shaped  apron  painted  with  masks. 

Hfi;/hi,  1   foot  11 '^  inclux:  length,  -i  feet  7  inches. 

This     c-oilcr    fuiiR'    from     the    Hospital    of    Santa    Maria    Xuo\a, 
Florence. 

{lllitstnited) 


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747 — Early  Fourteenth  Century  Paduax  Painted  Cassone 
Boat-shaped,  with  arched  hinged  cover  and  side  braces.  The 
entire  cassone  is  covered  witli  painted  leather  and  the  body 
is  strapped  with  two  bands  of  wrought  iron.  The  front  is 
painted  in  a  design  of  a  central  circular  medallion  with  red 
ground,  sin-rounded  by  green,  with  a  banded  laurel-leaf  wreath 
which  encloses  a  shaped  armorial  shield.  The  ground  is  divided 
into  twelve  squares  of  alternate  conventional  wave  ])attern 
diaperings  in  red  and  white  and  A-shai)ed  figures  entwined  with 
white  looped  ribbonings  on  blue  ground.  On  molded  cross- 
i)race  feet. 

Height,  1()  inches;  length,  i  feet  9  iiichex:  depth,  17  inches. 

Tlii.s  cassone  is  considered  to  be  one  of  the  earliest  in  existence. 
Consideration  being  had  as  to  its  age,  its  state  of  preservation  is  re- 
markable. 

{lUitstratcd) 


748 — Fifteenth  Century  Fi.okkntine  Cahvkd  Walnut  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  and  carved  hinged  lid.  Front 
with  one  long  panel  surrounded  by  a  ribbon-bound  band  of 
fruits  and  leaves  Hanked  by  nude  male  caryatids.  IMolded  base 
and  carved  and  molded  l)racket  feet. 

Height.  1  foot  11  inches;  length,  5  feet  S  inches;  icidth.  2  feet  1  inch. 
{Illustrated ) 


747 — Early  Fourteenth  Century  Paduan  Painted  Cassone 

Boat-shaped,  with  arched  hinged  cover  and  side  braces.  The 
entire  cassone  is  covered  with  painted  leatlier  and  the  body 
is  strapped  with  two  bands  of  wronght  iron.  The  front  is 
painted  in  a  design  of  a  central  circular  medallion  with  red 
ground,  surrounded  by  green,  with  a  banded  laurel-leaf  wreath 
which  encloses  a  shaped  armorial  shield.  The  ground  is  divided 
into  twelve  stjuares  of  alternate  con\'entional  wave  pattern 
diaperings  in  red  and  white  and  A-shaped  figures  entwined  with 
white  looped  ribbonings  on  blue  ground.  On  molded  cross- 
brace  feet. 

Heicjht,  Ki  inches:  Iciif/tli.  1  fn-t  !)  iiiclus;  depth,  17  inches. 

This  cassone  is  considered  to  be  one  of  the  earliest  in  existence. 
Consideration  being  had  as  to  its  age,  its  state  of  preservation  is  re- 
markable. 

[Illustrated) 


748 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  ^VALNUT  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  and  carved  hinged  lid.  Front 
with  one  long  panel  surrounded  by  a  ribbon-bound  band  of 
fruits  and  leaves  Hanked  by  nude  male  caryatids.  jNIolded  base 
and  carved  and  molded  bracket  feet. 

Height,  1  foot  n  inclics;  length,  5  feet  «  inches:  -width,  2  feet  \  inch, 
[llliistrdtcd) 


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749 — Sixteenth  Century  Paduax  Carved  AValxut  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded,  domed  and  hinged  lid  and 
frieze  carved  in  low  relief  with  a  hand  of  guilloche  patterning. 
The  front  is  decorated  with  a  panel  carved  in  low  relief  with  a 
voluted  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms,  flanked  hy  scroll- 
ings  of  oak  leaves  and  acorns,  vine  leaves  and  hunches  of  grapes 
and  surrounded  hy  a  horder  of  trefoil  meander  patterning.  At 
the  angles  are  female  caryatid  figures.  Incurved  hase  carved 
with  astragalled  flutings  and  carved  paw  feet. 

Height,  '1  feci   (i  iiuhc-i:   length,  <5  feet   ll-_.   inches:    xcidfh,  2  feet 
3  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


750 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  Walnut  Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  carved  and  molded  hinged  lid.  Tiie 
front  is  divided  hy  rosette  and  acanthus-leaf  carved  horders  into 
three  jnniels;  the  center  carved  witii  a  scrolled  armorial  es- 
cutcheon surmounted  hy  a  cherul)  and  the  side  ones  with  stand- 
ing figures  of  winged  puiii.  Gadrooned  hase  i'orming  a  drawer 
front  at  one  end  and  paw  feet. 

Height.  2  feet;  length,  ,5  feet  G  inclies;  depth,  1  foot  K)  inches. 
{Ulust  rated) 


'V, 


7.51 — Sixteenth  Century  Feorentine  Carved  and  CtIeded  Wal- 
nut Cassone 
Sarcoijhagus-shajjed,  with  molded  and  domed  hinged  hd  carved 
with  jilaited  strapwork.  Frieze  carved  with  fliitings  and  orna- 
mented astragals  and  lower  part  of  hody  carved,  hetween  bands 
of  head  and  reel  and  twisted  ribbon  pattern,  with  scrolled  oval 
escutcheon  charged  with  a  carved  coat-of-arms  and  supported 
l)y  winged  youthful  sphinxes  terminating  in  scrolled  acanthus 
leaves  and  flowers  upheld  by  two  standing  figures  of  piitti.  At 
the  angles  are  acanthus  leaves  and  voluted  scroUings  terminat- 
ijig  in  female  heads.  On  carved  jiaw  feet.  Carving  heightened 
by  gilding. 

Hii(/]it.  '2  feet  1  inch;  length,  5  feet  SV-t  inclus:  width.  1  foot  9  inches. 
(lUustratecl) 


-SiXTEEXTH  Ckxtuky  Fi.okextixe  Ixlaid  Wai.xut  Cassoxe 
Kectaii^ular  shape,  witli  molded,  domed  and  carved  liiiiyed  lid, 
inlaid  in  light  and  darker  colored  woods  with  oval  and  octagonal 
medallions.  The  front  is  divided  into  three  panels  inlaid  in 
light-colored  woods,  the  center  with  a  scrolled  armorial  es- 
cutcheon charged  with  the  Florentine  lilies,  those  on  either  side 
with  arabesque  serollings  of  winged  dragons,  putti.  lions,  birds 
and  serollings.     Carved  and  molded  base  and  large  ])aw  feet. 

Height,  "28  iiichc.i;  hiigfli,  i  feet  5  incliex;  depth.  2G  inchea. 
(lUitstruted) 


7.53 — SiXTEEXTH  Cextuky  Boi.ogxese  Ineah)  Walnut  Cassoxe 
Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  and  domed  hinged  lid  inlaid, 
in  light-colored  woods,  with  scrolled  medallions  and  interlace- 
ments. Front  divided  into  three  panels  with  raised  moldings, 
the  center  inlaid  with  an  oval  escutcheon  supported  by  amorini. 
the  side  ones  with  figures  of  Venus  in  a  triumphal  car  drawn 
by  sheep  driven  by  amorini.  At  the  angles  are  caryatids  formed 
as  winged  sphinxes,  with  acanthus-leaf  terminations.  Molded 
and  carved  base  and  paw  feet. 

Height.  'I  feet  1  ineh;  length.  5  feet  8  iiielies;  icidth.  1  foot  11  iiiehex. 
(lllnstrated) 


7.54 — Sixteenth  Century  Boi.ognese  Walnut  Cassone 

Rectangulai-  shape,  with  molded  and  fluted  top  and  frieze  carved 
with  oval  and  circular  medallions  separated  by  voluted  console 
brackets,  supported  by  paneled  pilasters  carved  with  cherubim 
on  voluted  console  brackets.  Arran<'ed  as  a  cupboard  with 
hinged  paneled  doors  carved  with  oval  medallions  surrounded 
by  turned  rosettes.  JNIolded  base  and  plain  plinth,  on  square 
base  rails  with  carved  terminations. 

Hihjht,  i  ft'ft  2  inches;  zeidth,  .5  feet  o  inchts:  dt-pth.  1  foot  4  inches. 
{lUust rated) 


755 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  and  dentelled  cornice  and 
frieze,  with  two  drawers  separated  and  flanked  by  gryphons' 
masks,  supported  by  three  tapering  turned  and  carved  baluster- 
shaped  pilasters  with  Ionic  capitals.  Arranged  as  cupboard, 
with  two  pairs  of  paneled  hinged  doors.    INIolded  broken  base. 

Height,  4  feet  li  inches:  -.cidth.  G  feet  2  inches;  depth,  2  feet  3  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


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75(5 — Sixteenth  Century  Tiscan  Walnut  Caiunet 

Rectangular  shajje.  with  molded  top  broken  by  three  dies  with 
carved  fronts  which  divide  the  frieze  into  two  divisions,  eacli 
fitted  with  a  di-awer  with  molded  front.  The  lower  portion  is 
divided  by  two  bearded  and  one  female  caryatid,  with  tapering 
carved  pedestals,  into  two  divisions,  each  fitted  with  a  hinged 
door  having  paneled  fronts  and  centers  carved  with  bearded 
masks.    On  molded  base  with  plain  plinth. 

Height,  4  feet  41/)  inches;  width,  5  feet  TVi;  inches;  depth,  1  foot 
11    inches. 

{Illustrated) 


757 — Sixteenth  Centuky  Florentine  Walnut  Cabinet 

Rectangular  shape,  with  molded  cornice  and  frieze,  with  two 
drawers  ha\'ing  paneled  fronts,  separated  and  divided  by  three 
console  brackets,  supported  on  three  pilasters  with  tapering 
fluted  shafts  and  voluted  capitals.  Arranged  as  a  cupboard, 
with  two  hinged  paneled  doors.  The  sides  are  paneled  to  cor- 
resj)ond.  On  molded  base,  the  plinth  fitted  with  two  drawers 
having  paneled  fronts.     Swinging  loop  handles  of  bronze. 

Height,  .5  feet  11  inches;  icidth,  6  feet  2  inches;  depth,  2  feet  5  inches. 
(Illustrated) 


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758 — Sixteenth  Cextukv  Florentine  Waj.nut  Cabinet 

]{ectaii<>'ular  .shape,  made  in  two  parts.  The  ujjper  inirt,  with 
molded  corniee  and  iluted  frieze  siqjported  hy  two  piUister.s  with 
paneled  fronts  earved  witli  stems  of  interlaeing  leaves,  is  fitted 
with  six  long  and  four  sciiiare  drawers  of  later  date  with  original 
paneled  fronts  surrounded  hy  hands  of  carved  guilloehe  pattern- 
ing and  with  turned  knobs.  The  lowei-  portion  is  divided  by 
three  broad  lonie  pilasters,  with  twin  shafts  paneled  and  earved 
with  guilloehe  patterning,  into  two  sections  with  ])anelcd  hinged 
doors.     JNIolded  base  and  ball  feet. 

Hdyht,  (5  fei't i  ic'ultlt,  ti  feet  9  iiiclif.s:  depth.  1  foot  (5  inchcx. 


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759 — SiXTEEXTii  Cextuky  Lk;i'kiax  Waj.xi't  C'ahixkt 

Rectangular  shapt",  iiiadf  in  two  parts.  The  upper  part,  witli 
molded  and  carved  cornice  and  niodillioned  frieze  supported  on 
thi'ee  fluted  Ionic  pilasters,  is  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  two 
paneled  hinged  doors  surrounded  by  heavy  raised  molding 
carved  with  rosettes,  the  jjanels  carved  with  flat  acanthus-leaf 
scrollings  and  j)rojecting  female  heads.  The  lower  part,  with 
carved  top  and  frieze  carved  with  gadroonings  forming  the 
froiats  of  two  drawers,  is  divided  by  three  fluted  Ionic  pilasters 
into  two  parts,  with  hinged  doors  matching  those  above,  the 
panels  carved  with  voluted  strapwork.  On  molded  and  carved 
base  and  ball  feet. 

Height,  G  feet;  -width,  -i  feet:  depth.  1  foot  9  iiiehex. 


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760 — SixTEKXTii  Century  Fi.orextixk  Wai.xit  Cahixet 

Rectangular  .shape,  made  in  two  parts.  The  U2)per  portion,  with 
a  molded  and  dentelled  cornice  and  plain  frieze  supported  hy 
two  caryatid  figures  terminating  in  tapering  pedestals  and  paw 
feet,  has  been,  at  a  later  date,  partitioned  into  eleven  drawers, 
with  ])aneled  fronts  and  a  central  compartment  with  a  hinged 
door,  the  front  of  which  is  architecturally  treated  with  a  l)roken 
jjediment  and  molded  cornice.  The  lower  portion,  with  a  moldid 
and  carved  top  and  modillioned  frieze,  fitted  with  a  carved 
front  drawer  supported  by  two  female  caryatids  with  tapering- 
pedestals  and  flanked  by  two  detached  turned  l)alustei--shaped 
coluDins,  is  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with  hinged  door  having  a 
paneled  front  with  raised  molding.  Molded  base  and  paw  feet. 
Drop  looped  handles  of  chased  bronze  to  all  drawers  and  doors. 

Height,  (5  feet ;  xciilih,  ',i  feet  •}  iinhe.s;  depth,  1  foot  (!  inehes. 


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761 — Seventeenth  Centi^ky  Ligukian  Wai.nit  Cahinet 

Rectangular  shape,  made  in  two  parts.  The  ujjper  portion,  witti 
broken  straight  pediment,  its  finial  made  in  tlie  form  of  a  broken 
pedimented  ronnd-areh  niche,  molded  cornice,  supported  by 
two  detached  columnar  pilasters,  and  frieze  with  raised  center 
panel  and  divided  by  modillions,  is  arranged  as  a  cupboard  with 
two  molded  and  raised  paneled  hinged  doors.  Tlie  lower  por- 
tion, with  molded  top,  supported  by  console  brackets  and  broad 
pilasters  with  paneled  and  oval  medallion  carved  fronts,  and 
triple  paneled  frieze  car\ed  with  a  cherub,  is  also  arranged  as 
a  cupboard  with  two  molded  and  raised  paneled  hinged  doors. 
Molded  base,  ball  feet  and  paneled  sides. 


Height,  7  feet   10  iiichex 
6  inches. 


iciiJth.  3  feet   6  iiiehex:   depth.   1    foot 


This  piece  illustrates  most  adinirahly  the  Freiieli  influence  re- 
ceived, by  way  of  Lyons,  by  the  North  Italian  furniture  makers  of  the 
seventeenth  century. 


762 — Pair  of  Fifteexth  Cextuky  L'l(jukntixe  ^VAI,xuT  Gradixi 
Rectangular  shape.  The  jjair  form  two  incurved  sections,  one 
superinn)ose(l  on  tlie  other  and  carved  with  a  diapered  pattern- 
ing of  phiited  stra2)work.  In  tlie  center  of  the  lower  section  is 
a  scrolled  o\al  escutcheon  chargeil  with  the  coat-of-arnis  of  the 
Arnolfi  family  of  Florence,  flanked  by  medallions  carved  re- 
spectively with  the  letters  "L"  and  "E." 

Heigh f,  1  foot  -i  iiulic.'i;  zcidfli.  (i  fct't  0  iiichis. 

TIk'sl'  "(Tradiiii"  were  usud  l)y  the  Flortiitincs  of  the  Renai^isance 
for  tln'  display  of  inajolifas,  bronzes  and  i>lass. 


763 — Sixtf;exth  Cextuky  Flokextixe  \Valxut  Cabixet 

Rectangular  shaped,  with  broken  molded  cornice  and  fluted 
frieze  supported  in  front  by  three  fluted  and  astragalled  Ionic 
pilasters  and  with  two  corresponding  pilasters  at  the  sides. 
Arranged  as  a  cupboard,  with  two  hinged  paneled  doors  flanked 
by  narrow  vertical  molded  panels.  Incurved  gadrooned  and 
molded  base  on  four  carved  paw  feet. 

Hciylif,   i  feet  2  irnlif.f;  ic-idth,  (!  feet   10  iiirlirs;   depth.  'I  feet   7 
inches. 

{llliLst  rated) 


No.  763 — Sixteenth  Century  Flouentixe  Walnut  ("auinet 


764 — P'ouKTEEXTH  Cexti'ky  Sienese  Pastigeia  Coffer 

Kectangular  shape,  witli  molded  and  domed  hinged  lid.  The 
front  has  a  molded  panel  decorated  in  gilded  pastiglia  with  an 
arcading  of  jjointed  and  cusped  arches  supported  by  spirally 
scrolled  pilasters,  the  four  center  ones  occupied  by  three  women 
in  flowing  robes,  two  warriors  in  a  boat,  two  women  and  a 
warrior  at  a  city  gate,  and  a  woman  with  drawn  sword  con- 
fronting a  warrior,  the  two  side  cmes  with  .shaped  shields  sm-- 
mounted  l)y  helmets,  mantled  with  scrollings  and  charged  with 
coat-of-arms.  Above  and  below  are  bands  of  heraldic  passant 
lions  separated  by  heart-shaped  acanthus  leaves,  and  the  panel 
is  flanked  by  vertical  panels  of  scrollings,  interrupted  in  the 
center  by  heart-sha])cd  cartouches.    The  base  is  molded. 

Height,  2  feet  5\-2  inches;  length,  5  feet  11  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


705 — FiFi-EENTH  Ckntury  Paintei)  Fi.orentixk  Cassone 

Rectangular  shape,  with  hinged  hd  having  a  molded  edge,  plain 
sunken  paneled  front,  decorated  with  three  painted  panels  sur- 
rcnnided  hy  i-aised  moldings,  borders  painted  with  leaf  scrollings, 
quatrefoils  and  diamond-shaped  interlacements  and  eight  raised 
turned  rosettes.  JSIolded  base,  with  plinth  painted  with  a  pat- 
tern of  scrollings.  Plain  wrought-iron  lock  plate.  The  three 
painted  panels,  probably  by  Dello-Delli  (l-J-Oi-UOO),  though 
decoratively  similar,  are  unrelated  in  subject.  One  is  devoted 
to  the  life  of  Apollo.  On  the  left  tlie  god  is  seen,  armed  with 
a  bow  and  arrow,  destroying  the  serj^ent  Python,  while  on  the 
right  lie  pursues  Daphne,  who  is  changing  into  a  laurel  tree. 
In  the  background  he  stands  conversing  with  Cupid,  who  is 
credited  with  inducing  him  to  seize  Daphne.  The  center  panel 
suggests  the  use  of  this  cassone  as  a  marriage  chest,  for  it  sliows 
a  young  Florentine  bridegroom,  accompanied  ])v  his  father  and 
attendants  bearing  gifts,  approaching  a  young  jjrince  who 
stands  at  the  gate  of  his  castle.  In  the  background  stands  the 
bride.  The  other  panel  probal)ly  illustrates  a  contemporarv 
novella;  it  shows  a  youth  seated  at  a  tal)le  under  an  arched  jja- 
vilion  with  an  older  man  at  side.  On  the  left  is  a  maiden  pluck- 
ing fruit  from  a  tree;  on  the  right  a  nude  figure  bathing  in  a 
stream  of  water;  in  the  distance  is  a  female  figure. 

Height,  2  fret  2  inches;  length,  6  feet  ^Y_<  inches;  rciJth,  '2  feet 
3  inches. 

{lUust  rated) 


76G — Sixteenth  Century  I^mbriax  Cakved  Waenut  Cassoxe 
Rectangular  shaped,  with  molded  and  domed  hinged  lid  carved 
with  shallow  tiutings.  The  front  is  paneled  and  carved  with 
an  oval  scrolled  cartouche  in  the  center,  surmounted  hy  a  winged 
mask  and  sujjported  hj'  two  winged  female  sphinxes  terminating 
in  bold  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  interspersed  with  coiled  ser- 
pents and  winged  dragons.  I^ower  portion  carved,  fluted  and 
astragalled.     Supjiorted  on  carved  paw  feet. 

Hiit/]if.  2  feet  ii  inrlirs:  Iciu/tli,  .5  feet  9  hiclic.s:  icidfli.  '2  feet. 
{Illustrated) 


767 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Carved  and  Ineaid  Wal- 
nut Cassone 
Rectan<>ular  sluipe,  witli  domed  hinged  lid  molded  and  carved 
with  imhrieations,  and  fluted  and  astragalled  frieze,  supported 
at  the  angles  hy  carved  scrolled  medallions  and  wings.  The 
front  is  paneled,  bordered  with  a  hand  of  inlay  and  a  molding, 
and  is  occujjied  by  a  view  of  the  Florentine  square.  Piazza  Sta. 
Croce.  with  palaces,  executed  in  intarsiata  work.  The  ends 
are  plainly  paneled,  with  the  IMonastery  device  of  "O.S"  in 
circle  with  cross.  The  base  is  molded  and  carved  with  an  acan- 
thus-leaf bordering  and  the  plinth  is  carved  with  a  meander 
pattern  of  scrolls  and  pointed  leaves.     On  large  ])aw  feet. 

Hchjht.  .'5  feet  5  inches:  length,  7  feet  .")  indies;  zciiltJi.  2  feet  9  inelics. 
(Ilhistr<(te(]) 


7(58 — Fii'TEEXTH  Cextury  ^"exetiax  IxLAiD  Walxut  Cassoxe 
Rectangular  sliape,  witli  sunk  paneled,  molded  and  inlaid  hinged 
lid.  The  front  is  divided  into  four  square  panels-  surrounded 
by  bands  carved  with  florid  Crothic  pointed-leaf  meanders  and 
enclosed  by  inlaid  moldings,  l^ordered  })y  inlaid  bands  of  geo- 
metrical interlacements  and  sunken  panels  molded  and  carved 
with  pointed-leaf  patternings  and  occupied  alternately  by 
banded  laurel-leaf  wreaths  and  pointed-leaf  carved  medallions, 
the  centers  of  which  are  carved  bosses  surrounded  by  curved 
Gothic  traceries.  'I'he  shaped  plinth  is  carved  with  bands  of 
acanthus  leaves  and  enriched  flutings  and  the  base  is  molded. 

Hchiht.  '2  fci-t  ()  inches:  Joujth,  (i  fai  1  inch:  icidth,  2  feet  1  inch. 
(lUustrated) 


769 — Fifteenth  Cextuky  I'lokextine  Gii.t  Gesso  Decorated 
Cassone 
Rectangular  shape,  with  inokled,  domed,  hinged  Hd  and  frieze 
decorated  with  gilt  gesso  work  on  green  ground  in  a  pattern 
of  scrolls,  Aolutes  and  trefoils.  The  front  is  decorated  with  a 
panel  hordered  hy  a  raised  molding  and  occupied  by  gilt  gesso 
work  on  a  green  ground  in  a  pattern  of  m-n-shapcd  vases,  acan- 
thus-leaf scrollings  and  large  flowers,  with  a  circidar  medallion 
in  the  center  enclosing  a  shield  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms  on 
a  red  ground,  the  whole  flanked  by  two  paneled  pilasters  with 
acanthus-leaf  capitals  and  shafts  decorated  in  gesso  work  with 
stems  of  pointed  leaves  rising  from  urn-shaped  vases.  The 
sides  are  decorated  with  panels  of  gilt  gesso  Avork  on  green 
grounds  in  a  pattern  of  cusped  quatrefoil  Gothic  tracery,  and 
the  plinth  with  a  band  of  gesso  work  in  a  pattern  of  scrolls, 
volutes,  pointed  leaves  and  vases.    INIolded  base. 

Height,  -2  feet   !)  inehe.^;   length,   (i  feet  'i'^.   iiiehes;   -,dilfh.   2  feet 
21/i  inche.s. 

iHIuntrated) 


r70 — Sixteenth  Cextuky  Flokentine  Walxut  Tai$i,e 

Rectangular  top  with  molded  edge  and  Hiited  scalloped  apron, 
on  bracketed  cross  braces  and  shaped  molded  supports  carved 
with  bold  ^•olutes  and  acanthus  lea^•es,  and  ending  in  lions'  legs 
and  paws.  Heavy  shaped  longitudinal  stretcher  secured  b\' 
keyed  tenons. 

Height,  2  ft'ct  i)  inches:  length,  8  feet   11'..  hiclica:  icidth,  '.i  feet 
5  incites. 

{Illustrated) 


771 — Sixteenth  Century  Central  Italian  Walnut  Table 

Rectangular  toi)  with  moklt'd  edge  and  chamfered  cross  braces, 
on  lyre-sha2)ed  vokited  supports,  on  carved  bases  with  large 
paw  terminations.  Longitudinal  shaped  stretcher  secured  by 
keyed  tenons  and  enriched  with  incised,  gilded  scrollings. 

(Illustrated) 


772 — Sixteenth  Century  Perugian  Walnut  Table 

Rectangular  top  with  molded  edge,  and  fluted  and  scalloped 
ajji'on  on  shaped  supports  carved  on  one  side  with  volutes,  oval 
escutcheons  charged  with  a  coat-of-arnis  and  pointed  leaves, 
ending  in  paw  feet  and  shaped  and  carved  hase  rails.  Longi- 
tudinal shaped  stretcher  secured  with  keyed  tenons. 

Height.  2  feet  8   inches;   length.   7   feet   2    inches;   uiclth,   2   feet 
41/^  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


773 — Sixteenth  Century  Ferrarese  Waenut  Table 

Rectangular  toiJ  with  molded  and  fluted  edge,  with  heavy 
scrolled,  voluted  and  leaf-carved  supports  on  shaped  voluted 
and  incised  base  rails.  Shaped  longitudinal  stretcher,  secured 
into  end  supports  by  keyed  tenons. 

Height,  2  feet  9  inches;  length,  10  feet  41  ^  inches;  icidth,  2  feet 
8V2  inches. 

{Ilhistrated) 


774 — Sixteenth  Century  Florentine  Wai,nut  Table 

Rectangular  top  with  deep  molded  and  fluted  edge,  on  molded 
and  voluted  supports  carved  with  central  acanthus  leaves  and 
with  lions'  legs  and  paws.  Longitudinal  shaped  stretcher  se- 
cured with  kej'ed  tenons. 

Height,  2  feet   8   inchct:    hiiyth,    10   feet    '.i   inehe.s:   leidth.   -I   feet 
10  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


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77.5 — SiXTEEXTH  Cextuky  Rolooxese  Wai.xut  Tabi-e 

Rectangular  top  with  molded  and  fluted  edge,  on  bracketed 
cross  braces  and  shajjed  molded  supports,  carved  with  bold  vo- 
lutes and  ending  in  lions'  paws.  Shaped  longitudinal  stretcher 
incised  with  gilded  lines  and  secured  by  keyed  tenons. 

Height,  2  feet  8  inches:  length,  11  /Vc/  21^  inches;  ifidtli,  2  feet 
1 11/ 2  inches. 

{Illustrated) 


77G — SixiT.ENTH  Cextuky  Flokentixe  Waexut  Table 

Rectangular  top  with  molded  edge,  on  lyre-shaped  supports, 
pierced  and  carved  in  a  design  of  central  fleurs-de-lis,  voluted 
scrolls  and  acanthus  leaves  on  shaped  and  scrolled  base  rails. 
Square  molded  longitudinal  stretcher  secured  with  keyed  jaws 
to  end  supports. 

Height,  2  feet   11    inches:  length.  8  feet  3  inchca:   -.cidth.  '2  feet 
n  inches. 

(Illustrated) 


777 — Fifteenth  Century  Florentine  Inlaid  Walnut  Cabinet 
Rectangular  shaped,  with  serpentine  front.  Molded  cornice, 
with  frieze  inlaid  with  intarsia  work  in  a  band  of  geometrical 
interlacements.  The  front  and  sides  divided  into  sections  by 
five  vertical  molded  panels  of  geometrical  interlacements.  Ai*- 
ranged  as  a  cupboard,  the  front,  with  two  hinged  doors,  having 
paneled  fronts  bordered  with  bands  of  diamond  and  twisted 
ribbon  interlacement,  patterned  inlay  and  bronze  knobs.  The 
sides  are  paneled  to  corresi:)ond.  JMolded  base  with  inlaid 
plinth. 

Height,  3  feet  9  inches;  length,  8  feet  6  inches. 


778 — Fifteenth   Centuky   Florentine   Inlaid  Walnut   Cassa- 

PANCA 

Rectangular  .slia])ed.  Straight  hack  and  pedestal  arms  with  flat 
voluted  arm-rests.  Back  paneled  with  large  molded  panels 
surrounded  by  borders  of  diamond-shaped  inlay  and  narrow 
vertical  molded  panels  of  double  guilloche  pattern  inlay.  Seat 
formed  as  a  box,  with  molded  hinged  lid  and  paneled  front  bor- 
dered with  band  of  inlay.  Molded  base,  with  inlaid  plinth  and 
molded  platform  base,  the  front  and  side  enriched  with  inlaid 
band  of  Greek  key  pattern. 

Height,  3  feet  8  incites:  length,  8  feet  2  inches. 
{Illustrated) 


779 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Cae\'ed  and  Gilt  Wood 
Frame 
Rectangular  shajje.  ]M()lde(l  cornice  and  frieze,  carved,  in  re- 
lief, witli  scrolled  acantlius  leaves  and  flowers,  supjjorted  on  two 
lialf-round  i)ilasters  Avith  Composite  Corinthian  capitals,  shafts 
carved  with  linked  acanthus-leaf  scrollings,  molded  bases  and 
square  pedestals  carved  with  voluted  scrolls.  Plinth  carved,  in 
relief,  with  a  half  figure  holding  acanthus-leaf  scrollings  and 
molded  base.  Inner  molded  and  scroll-carved  frame.  Entirely 
gilt. 

Height,   4   feet  9  inchcx;   rcidtli,   4   feet   61/{.    inches. 
Inside,  32  bi/  37  inches. 
(lUnstrated) 

780 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan  Gilded  Walnut  Four-post 
Bed 
Posts  formed  as  Doric  columns,  encircled  by  reeded  rings 
lacquered  in  gold,  on  a  black  ground,  with  spirally  disposed  vine 
leaves  and  tendrils,  and  supported  on  square  pedestals.  Above 
is  a  molded  and  modillioned  cornice  supporting  vases  of  flames 
at  the  angles  and  with  a  ceiling  divided  by  molded  stiles  into 
square  and  octagonal  panels.  Below  the  cornice  is  a  knotted 
silken  fringe.  The  headboard  is  jjaneled,  supported  at  the  sides 
by  voluted  brackets  and  carved  with  an  oval  scrolled  medallion 
enclosing  a  figure  of  Sleep  shown  as  a  nude  nymph  reclining 
and  holding  an  orb,  with  the  towers  and  Duomo  of  Florence  in 
the  distance.  The  medallion  is  supported  by  two  winged  drag- 
ons. Abo\'e  is  a  shajjed  cresting  carved  with  an  oval  scrolled 
medallion  flanked  by  acanthus-leaf  scrollings;  the  side  and  foot 
rails  are  molded,  bracketed  and  carved  in  the  center  with  cheru- 
bim having  voluted  scrolls  in  jjlace  of  wings.  On  pear-shaped 
feet,  carved  with  imbrications  and  beads.  The  paneled  ceiling 
is  painted  with  subjects  of  the  "Life  of  the  Virgin."  In  the 
center  is  the  kneeling  Virgin,  above  Avhose  head  the  two  First 
Persons  of  the  Trinity  hold  a  crown,  while  the  Dove  of  the 
Holy  Sjiirit  descends.  This  panel  is  surrounded  by  others  con- 
taining angels  playing  musical  instruments,  while  at  the  four 
corners  are  octagonal  j^anels  of  Virtues.  Beyond  these,  again, 
are  other  panels  of  angels,  and  at  the  angles  scenes  from  the 
Life  of  the  Virgin,  including  the  Annunciation,  the  Visitation 
and  the  Nativity. 

Height,  1  foot  0  inches;  length,  7  feet  9  inches:  width,  fi  feet. 
{lUustrated) 


S500 
No.  779 — Sixteenth  Century  Tuscan   Carved  and  Gilt  Wood  P'rame 


No.  780 — Sixteenth  C'extikv   Tiscan  Gii.dki)  Walntt   FoiK-ro.sT  Bed 


No.   780 — Paneled  Ceilixc.  :  Subjects  of  the  "Life  of  the  \'ii!gin" 


781 — Sixteenth  Century  North  Italian  Gilded  Walnut  I^ow 
Post  Bed 
The  four  posts  are  formed  as  heavy  columns  witli  spirally  fluted 
and  acanthus-leaf  carved  shafts,  with  capitals  carved  with 
shields  and  floral  festoons,  molded  bases  and  urn-shaped  finials 
carved  with  the  figures  of  piitti  holding  floral  festoons.  These 
columns  rest  on  square  pedestals  with  turned  medallions  and  on 
turned  pear-shaped  feet.  The  headboard  is  paneled  with  an 
oval  scrolled  medallion  enclosing  a  figure  of  Sonuius,  shown 
as  a  winged  youth  holding  an  orb  rejjresenting  the  sun  and 
moon  in  one  hand.  Above  is  a  shaped  cresting  carved  in  the 
center  with  an  oval  escutcheon  carved  with  a  floriated  cross 
and  the  initials  "D.  B."  and  flanked  by  conventional  dolphins 
with  scrolled  tails.  The  side  rails  are  jjlain,  with  voluted 
brackets. 

Height,  fi  ffcf;  hngfh,  7  feet  4  inches:  -cidth,  5  feet  9  inches. 
(Ilhist  rated) 


782 — Sixteenth  Century  Brescian  Carved  and  Gilt  Walnut 
LoAv  Post  Bed 
Tlie  posts  are  of  baluster  shape,  with  shafts  carved  with  pointed 
leaves  and  pear-shaped  finials  carved  with  gadroonings,  rosettes 
and  pineajjples.  The  headboard  is  paneled,  carved  with  acan- 
thus-leaf and  flowei-  scrollings  and  sui'inoujited  by  a  shaped  and 
voluted  cresting  with  an  oval  medallion  carved  with  a  figure 
and  by  sci'ollings  of  jjointed  leaves  and  volutes.  The  end  and 
sides  are  carved  with  acanthus-leaf  rinceaux,  the  footboard 
being  surmounted  by  a  shaped  voluted  cresting  carved  with 
scrollings  and  a  medallion  charged  with  a  coat-of-arms. 
The  legs  are  straight  and  carved  with  large  acanthus  leaves 
with  voluted  ends. 

Height,  5  feet;  lengtli,  7  feet  2  inches;  -width.  G  feet. 
[Illustrated) 


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